ENGLISH 1330W: MYTHS OF BRITAIN
PROFESSORS COHEN & THOMPSON
LECTURE: Thursdays 12:45-2:00, School of Media & Public Affairs Room 309
SECTIONS: Fridays 9:35-10:50 or 12:45-2:00 (rooms vary)
Jeffrey J. Cohen
Rome Hall #657
The word hero is often synonymous with someone of a noble, moral and
courageous character. But Beowulf is set in a society where the people have a skewed
perception of a hero. In Beowulf, the status of the hero, Beowulf, is questionable beca
When is Adultery okay in the eyes of Marie?
The central theme of all the Lais in Marie de France seems to be love because the
stories start and end with the idea of love. The concept of love in most of the Lais is
usually violent and adulterous and thus d
From "The Wanderer"
Translation by Michael Alexander
'Alone am I driven each day before daybreak
To give my cares utterance.
None are there now among the living
To whom I dare declare me thoroughly,
Tell my heart's thought.
Cut off from country, from kind