The Epic of Gilgamesh
Historical Gilgamesh ruled from the city of Uruk in 2700 B.C.
Sumericans were the first civilization; they were the first group of people to stick around
in one place long enough develop a culture, practices, traditions, and customs.
PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Apollodorus, who repeats to his companion the dialogue
which he had heard from Aristodemus, and had already once narrated to Glaucon. Phaedrus,
Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, Agathon, Socrates, Alc
Love. Honor. SEX.
Murasaki Shikibu: 978-1014
Heian Japan, a time a tranquility and stability of government. This serenity allots time for Japan to
develop its cultural aspects - writing, language, literature, education
Murasaki was rather aty
Lex Talionis Eye-for-an-eye justice; law of retribution
Trial by jury
Artemis is angry that two eagles, representing Agamemnon and Menelaus, tear
apart a pregnant hare, representing Troy. She demands a sacrifice.
Agamemnon is t
The Last of the Mohicans: Film Comparison
Attending the screening of the 1920s version of The Last of the Mohicans was an
immensely entertaining experience. Initially skeptical, my skepticism later fell by the
wayside as the
The Dangers of a Single Story
How vulnerable we are in the face of a story, particularly as children.
I did not know people like me could exist in literature.
HOW TO CREATE A SINGLE STORY: Show a people as one thing, as only one thing,
over and over and o
The Canterbury Tales
Remaking a pilgrim. RAZORBACh ATHLETE
Along came a man swaddled in Socks
Underneath these were sandals, not shoes and not Crocs
He hopped on his scooter, a moped, exact
Down to ye Olde stadium of Razorbacht.
Sweatpants and T-shirts, r
The Epic of Son-Jara
Griot- French word for the Mali Jeli, professional bard-type storytellers
Quote from The Jeli of Mali: You learn until you die.
Griots serve a dual function: One of storytellers and of historians
Historians: professor, scholarly, dry,
Gargantua & Pantagruel
Words of the day:
Humanism- The emphasis of human potential for pursuing and finding
moral and intellectual truths. Humanism as a movement is
aimed to make the world a better place and is tied to religious
The first humanis
Chivalry in this book is seen as satirized. Its not completely satirical because it can also be seen
as the renovation of chivalry into modern life.
This would seem like escapist literature, but its not, because the narrator is always adding h
The goal of this story for the author is not for the reader to become entranced or lost in the story,
but rather to verify that she is the one telling the story and remind the king of this.
Sprezzatura- the great art of hiding art. Absolutely
A. A Ball on the Top of a Hill Is an Unstable Situation. WLAB. 11 Jan. 2008. Web. 30 Nov.
EvanKunkle. Cool Hand Luke- The Balancing Act. Youtube.com. 30 Sep. 2009. Web. 30
Fallout 3. 1.0. 2008. Bethesda Softworks LLC, Washingto
What is the relationship between art and life
Art Appears in many forms in Twelfth Night
The Anti-Theatrical Tradition
Stephen Gossom- Plays Concuted in Five Actions (1582)U
The Killing Joke, for me, immensely helped to place into perspective the significance
of the Jeli style of storytelling. As it is, the Joker is a sadistic, sick and twisted soul, with
severe misconceptions on the lot of things in the universe. However, hi
A Tangled Knot,
Not at All for Naught
World Literature 1023H
When I was a young child, my mother bought two Godzilla action figures as birthday
presents for a boy several years my elder. Whether she was preoccupied with her schoo
WLIT 1113, Fall 2010
This course, as you can see, is organized around one central conceptWriting. That means
that all of the works on this syllabus
Fallout 3. 1.0. 2008. Bethesda Softworks LLC, Washington. 18 Nov. 2010.
The popular video game Fallout 3 will serve as one of my sources. This game is
classified as open-ended, and the game very accurately fits t