Resources

cp-beowulf

Additional (and optional) reading: here are links to some useful videos/sites/articles about Beowulf and the history/language/culture of the period:

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Extra credit

Every year UNBSJ hosts an excellent reading series organized by the Lorenzo Society. I am offering bonus marks for either of two levels of engagement:

  1. Dipping your toes: for each reading you attend, you will receive 0.5% added to your final grade. There are five readings scheduled this term.
  2. Going for a swim: for each brief review you post on your class weblog, you will receive up to an additional 0.5% added to your final grade, for a total of up to 1% for each.

1340The first reading of the term is scheduled for Wednesday September 14. Debra Komar will be reading from Black River Road,  a 19thc true-crime narrative set in Saint John. The other readings will be on campus but this one will be at the New Brunswick Museum in the Mary Oland Theatre at 7:30PM.

There should be a more detailed brochure coming shortly. I will link to it here. All readings are free.

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Course text

The following text has been ordered through the UNBSJ Bookstore:

9781554810482The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Edited by Joseph Black, et al., Concise Edition, vol. A, 2nd ed., Broadview Press, 2014.

Please note that the text includes access to the publisher’s password-protected website. You should have received an access number with your text.

All our readings will be from this anthology. Our first text will be Beowulf.

Welcome

to the course weblog for English 2101: Literature in English I at UNBSJ. Here you will find links and updates and a copy of the schedule and assignments. More importantly, blogging is interactive — you can leave comments to any post — and so this blog can serve as a venue for continuing the conversations we will have in class. Not much to see yet, but check back in the coming days for further information.