[Milton-L] 17th Century contexts
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.
> .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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