Anyone may rewrite the writing assignment as long as the new draft (along with the marked one) is in to me by the due date of the next assignment (i.e. Nov. 15). If you choose this option, I will mark the second version and then average the two marks for the mark you will receive for the assignment.
There are two more events in the Lorenzo Reading Series this term:
- Nov 3 – Secret… by Kevin Donovan– Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, 7:00PM
- Nov 24 – Daydreams of Angels by Heather O’Neill– Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, 7:00PM
In addition, other literary/cultural events are eligible, such as Saint John Theatre Company productions or other book readings. Check with me when in doubt.
Remember: for each event you attend, you will receive 0.5% added to your final grade. For each brief review you write, you will receive up to an additional 0.5% added to your final grade, for a total of up to 1% for each.
and your next opportunity for bonus marks! Tomorrow night, two writers for the price of one. Or, it would be if there were a price, but of course it’s free. Download PDF.
A few of you have asked me about the upcoming writing assignment, so we will take some time in class tomorrow to discuss it. And under the circumstances, it seems advisable to move the deadline back to give you enough time to visit the Writing Centre if you need to, so the new due date is Oct. 13 at the beginning of class.
Here are the presentations on Beowulf (1, 2), Lanval, and the first on Sir Gawain.
Here is a satire of Beowulf by Tom Weller, part of his Culture Made Stupid (PDF). It may look daunting but just sound it out (except for some of the names, which are daunting):
Here are the trailers and excerpts that we saw today in class:
I was very sorry to miss the Lorenzo Society reading this evening but duty called, in the form of a “meet the teachers” meeting at my son’s school. I hope someone who went decides to write about it so I can get an idea of what I missed.