When we asked our community "If you could wave a magic wand and get a lecture on any folklore topic from the Carterhaugh School, what would it be?" we got a resounding chorus of HALLOWEEN! In fact, we got requests for a full, long course on Halloween lore, but we were already in pre-launch mode for another course, and we only had a little time before October... so, with the time we had, we conjured up a very special mini-course on some of our favorite parts of Halloween folklore!

We're so excited about this that we've decided to offer it for $25. Yes, only $25! We want as many people who are curious about Carterhaugh to get a chance to see what we're about, and we want to offer a gigantic THANK YOU to our absolutely amazing students who join us again and again by answering your request and making it as affordable as possible. 

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Enrollment is open until 10/27 at midnight - we will send out the materials for the mini-course on 10/28! Your one-time payment of $25 will give you access to the full mini-course, which includes personal interactions with us online and access to the Facebook group and the rest of your classmates.


Here's what we'll be teaching...

We had an absolute blast putting this lesson together in our brand new studio (complete with seasonal decorations!) 

In the four video lectures, we talk about:  

  • The roots of Halloween
  • The connections between Halloween and the Celtic festival of Samhain (they are different than you might think!)
  • Seasonal fairy belief
  • The evolution of Halloween customs like costumes and trick-or-treating
  • Deathlore
  • Ghost legends
  • Legend tripping
  • Three of our favorite ghost stories from folklore and literature

And here's what you'll get on October 28th:

  •  All course readings as PDFs
  •  4 lecture videos with Sara and Brittany
  •  Discussion questions for learning and self-discovery
  •  A further reading page full of Halloween delights to explore on your own
  •  Access to the private course Facebook discussion group 
  •  One beautifully designed Halloween grimoire page

BONUS

BONUS! For the first time ever, this Carterhaugh course will feature captioning! 


Your Teachers:  

We, Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman, both earned our PhDs in English and Folklore at The Ohio State University. We specialize in folk narrative – folk tales, myths, and legends – and fairy tales, especially the creepy ones, are our passion. We have published academic articles and reviews in Marvels & Tales: The Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, Supernatural Studies, Humanities, Gramarye: The Journal of the Sussex Center for Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy, the book Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television, the encyclopedia Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from Around the World, and many more. 

We love teaching – we get to geek out about the weirdest, most wonderful stories, and we get to watch our students create their own magic with what they learn. We want our classes to reflect the joy we get out of the strange and delightful world of folklore, so expect apropos gifs, ridiculous illustrations, and/or terrible puns in our lectures. We’re also best friends, so we will occasionally make horrible faces at each other, make fun of each other, and laugh like drunken pixies… and we want you to join us!  



FAQ

How do we collect your contact information? - We get your contact information through your PayPal purchase of the course! If you no longer check your PayPal email address, please email us and let us know what address you would prefer.  

How do you confirm your enrollment? - Right after you enroll, you'll receive an email (at the address you used to purchase the course!) from PayPal confirming your purchase. We'll automatically add you to the roster, and you're all set! You'll hear from us on the 28th!  

When will I hear from you? - On the 28th! You'll receive your welcome email and the course materials on day the course begins. If the evening rolls around and our email is not in your inbox, please check your spam folder, where pixies have been known to hide important emails.  

What if I can’t look at any of the materials on October 28th? - You do NOT have to play with the materials on any specific date – they are yours to download and keep for whenever is best for you! This is one of the many reasons why online courses work so well – they can fit everyone’s schedule :). October 28th is simply the day we'll post the mini-course and open the Facebook group!

What is a “grimoire page” ? - Our grimoire pages are one page PDF lesson summaries – they’re short but beautifully presented, made to look like the pages of an ancient spell book. You can find out more about them here. The more classes you take with us, the more pages you can add to your own personal Carterhaugh grimoire!

Will the videos have captioning? - We are so excited to say that, for the first time ever, YES our videos will have captioning!

As always, if you have additional questions at any time, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at carterhaughschool@gmail.com.


READY TO JOIN US FOR HALLOWEEN FUN ON OCTOBER 28TH?

 The gates of Carterhaugh are open!

Your price: $25!

Enrollment is open until 10/27 at midnight - we will send out the materials for the mini-course on 10/28! Your one-time payment of $25 will give you access to the full mini-course, which includes personal interactions with us online and access to the Facebook group and the rest of your classmates.