Start the New Year Off in Style with WCC’s Newest Distance Learning Course

“And they lived happily ever after.”

Most of us smile and think to ourselves, “That’s fine for children and fairy tales, but no adult believes in happy endings.” We may even think that books with happy endings are either delusional or, worse yet, dangerous sowers of disappointment and misery. Dr. Tiffany Schubert, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Trivium at Wyoming Catholic College, disagrees, arguing that there is a great deal more to happy endings than meets the eye.

Beginning on Thursday, January 14, 2021, Dr. Schubert will teach a six-week distant learning course, “This Holiday of Spirits:” Jane Austen, Courtly Love, and Happy Endings.” In the course, Dr. Schubert, who is currently writing a book about Austen and happy endings, shows how Austen’s heroines and heroes with their courtships, marriages, and happiness tap into something deeply human. Rather than frivolous, escapist literature, Austen orients her readers toward a Christian understanding of the joy and happiness for which we were made. The course is free. Register below (or follow this link).

      • January 14: Accusations Against Happy Endings
      • January 21: Chivalric Elevation in Emma—Live at 5 PM MST
      • January 28: “The Perfect Happiness of the Union”: Eudaimonia in Emma
      • February 4: Chivalric Service & Eternal Love in Persuasion—Live at 5 PM MST
      • February 11: Justice & Deliverance in the Happy Ending—Live at 5 PM MST
      • February 18: An Education in Joy—Live at 5 PM MST

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