[Milton-L] 17th Century contexts

Rose Williams rwill627 at suddenlink.net
Thu Nov 29 12:16:14 EST 2007

By all means, go -- and make your students write a paper on the 
discrepancies. They will learn things about Beowulf that they would never 
have discovered otherwise.
We long-suffering classicists have been doing that for years.
Rose Williams

> .though some of the anachronisms make me wince and need to
>>be explained. .
> All of us who teach earlier Birtish lit anticipating next semester having 
> a lot of students who will think they don't need to read "Beowulf" for the 
> soph survey becuase they've seen the movie ... one of my upper level 
> English majors who has seen it says that if you are looking for a noisy 
> movie with great special effects and lots of gore, it's just great, but if 
> you want to see "Beowulf," you won't. Am debating going to see it with 
> colleagues so we can jeer at it ...

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