Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Weirdo" & "Something Else" by Miles Davis]
Culture is organized to exclude; that is, social order requires determining what is "outside" the realm of the human, or the real, or the legal, or the acceptable. Monsters, miracles, and anti-social human tendencies fall into these categories. How does the social order depicted in Beowulf do this? What is the attitude/tone toward that which is "outside" of culture/social order? How does it control the forces that threaten social stability within the hall?

1. Journal
2. Group discussions on Beowulf essay topics: literary elements, characterization, themes (with thanks to M. Siekmeier of

HW: Continue working on your resume (word to the wise-- don't procrastinate, and don't rush through it like an average school assignment...)

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