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I tasted the malignity of the gorse, Its black spikes, The extreme unction of its yellow candle-flowers. They had an efficiency, a great beauty, And were extravagant, like torture. – Plath, “The Rabbit Catcher” Hey, Sylvia… thanks for teaching me that this stuff I was smelling in France was Gorse:

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OK, so our first creative assignment is not due for another week, and–until this moment–“Intertextuality” was dedicated solely to Brit Lit to 1800, and hence, Beowulf…BUT, I needed to give this a shot. Kinzie is motivating and enlightening and inspiring to say the least. And this stuff is difficult. (I defy you to figure out […]

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“…No trembling harp, no tuned timber, no tumbling hawk swerving through the hall, no swift horse pawing the courtyard. Pillage and slaughter have emptied the earth of entire peoples.” And so he mourned as he moved about the world, deserted and alone, lamenting his unhappiness day and night, until death’s flood brimmed up in his […]

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So, I am taking a breather from my Beowulf reading, about 10 pages out from the end, and decided I needed some visual aids to help me soak it all up…where to turn? Google image search, naturally. What I found, is an engraving of a scene of Beowulf slaying a monster, which implies a connection […]

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[Grendel] struck suddenly and started in; he grabbed and mauled a man on his bench, bit into his bone-lappings, bolted down his blood and gorged on him in lumps, leaving the body utterly lifeless, eaten up hand and foot. (li.739-744) Dr. Campbell and Dr. Mathur spoke yesterday in class about the importance of grasping the […]

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new blog!

aha! you are working…and glorious. let the semester begin.

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