ERIC Number: ED059188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Modular Curriculum: English. Comparative Literature: The Epic Tradition.
Watkins, Barbara; Wiley, Shirley
This independent course of study is designed to be completed within a one-year period. The course centers on the epic tradition, analyzing several well-known epics and comparing them from a critic's point of view. It is emphasized that many aspects of the course involve questions for which there are no ready answers. The introductions following each reading assignment are intended to be read twice: once before reading the epic assigned for that lesson and then again after finishing the poem. Epics assigned include: "The Iliad of Homer,""The Odyssey of Homer,""The Aeneid of Virgil,""The Song of God: Bhagavad-Gita,""Beowulf,""The Song of the Nibelungs,""The Song of Roland,""Poem of the Cid," and "John Brown's Body." (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Correspondence Study, Course Content, English Curriculum, Epics, Guides, Independent Study, Literary Criticism, Models
Coordinator of Secondary Education, Extramural Independent Study Center, University of Kansas, Division of Continuing Education, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Extramural Independent Study Center.