English Literature 12

Literature 12 will examine how the way we tell stories has changed—and remained consistent—from the age of Beowulf to our present day. Texts will include a range of short stories, plays, novels and even movies and television, two forms that have redefined narrative for modern audiences. We’ll look at the context in which literary works have been written and arrive at unexpected and insightful comparisons—all while sharpening our analytical skills in the process.


Your Teacher – Curtis LeBlanc

CurtisCurtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He is the author of Good for Nothing (Anstruther Press, 2017) and Little Wild (Nightwood Editions, 2018). His fiction and poetry have been published in print and online, both in Canada and the United States. In 2010, he moved to Vancouver to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC as well. During that time, he taught a wide range of topics to students at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels, including English, Poetry, Fiction, Songwriting, New Media and Sports Writing. He loves adapting his lessons to students’ interests and opening the door to an array of materials and critical viewpoints. When he’s not working on his own writing, you can find him performing his songs or reading his poetry around Vancouver. He’s also a huge hockey fan, with a special interest in analytics and sports culture, and has covered the NHL for a variety of publications.

How much does it cost?

When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
1:00-3:00 pm

What are the dates?
Term 2: January 28th – June 13th

What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 19

What credits can be earned?
English Literature 12

Contact us to sign up

To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $150. After that time, the fees are non-refundable.