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British Literature

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  • phoebe
    @phoebe phoebe Hi.
    My name is Phoebe and I'd like to be a founder because I'd like to help people know more about the things I know about this particular subject, as well as learn from others. I have such a profound passion for Shakespeare that just the idea of being able to help people like him as well makes me excited and happy!
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Vashi, India
    Someone from Vashi, India Hello there!
    If you love to snuggle with your bronte sisters' classics or maybe cry your hearts out to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet or wonder whether ,Ceaser deserved the death which was a blow to him by Brutus - ladies and gentlemen - I am just like you - British literature is a living vein of the culture which presented the words which will forever be a treasure to the whole of the posterity and though I am just a high school student but if anything ever Appealed to me to such an extent of insanity it has to be British Literature. I hope I can be of some help to this great branch of the great tree which shelters the whole of humanity
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Korea, Republic of
    Someone from Korea, Republic of British Literature is so rich and deep it would be impossible to have a well rounded education and NOT know the basics. I have a BA majoring in British Literature. I am most familiar with Shakespeare, women's literature, 19th century poetry, and religious poetry of the reformation.
    2 years ago
  • Chiara G.
    @chiara-g-1 Chiara G. Hey everyone, 
    My name is Chiara and I like to be a founder because I think it is important people know more about literature. The reason I chose British literature is because I'm very interested in British literature and spent the last two years reading books on the different authors in British literature.
    I am mostly familiar with Shakespeare and I the works of Agatha Christie.
    2 years ago


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Who can be a subject founder?

Anyone who knows a lot about British Literature can become a founder. Why? The Socratic community values passion, diversity of opinions, and commitment over credentials.

Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread British Literature with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

Why should I become a founder?
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When I sign up to be a founder, what am I committing to? I'm not sure I have time.

New subjects need a foundation of helpful answers and, most important, continuous participation from passionate folks. As a founder, you will:

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I would love to see British Literature on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

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  • Recruit others (know a potential founder?) and spread the word (share links with interested friends or online groups you're part of)
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