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WORLD LITERATURE SCHEDULE

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Week 1 Read Chs. Read http://history-world.org/greek_mythology.htm. Then read http://www.ancient-mythology.com/greek/oedipus_rex.php. You will Themes on the 11th. For your journal, write about how the reading was brought to life through seeing the actual countryside.
Week 2 Read the first five books of the Illiad. You can find these at http://www.online-literature.com/homer/iliad/0/.
Week 3 Read Job, Chs. 1 - 21
Week 4 Read Job, Chs. 22 - 42 (Paper #1 due)
Week 5 Read http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Poseidon.htmlfor an overview of Poseidon. Read The War of the Titanes.
Week 6 Byzantine Literature. Read http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Labyrinth/2398/bginfo/social/byzlit.html. Then read http://isthmia.osu.edu/teg/hist60702/11.htm. Finally, read the poem Digenis Akritas.
Week 7 Read the Dante information from http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/dante/. While this is not the "original" it is a good introduction to Dante. Read the Inferno link. It wasn't working today so, I will check it as the week for completion comes closer. (Paper #2 due)
Week 8 Read Chs. 1 - 6 from this adaptation of Beowulf http://www.lone-star.net/literature/beowulf/
Week 9 Read Chs. 7 - 12 from this adaptation of Beowulf http://www.lone-star.net/literature/beowulf/
Week 10 Read part 1 of Don Quixote http://cervantes.tamu.edu/V2/CPI/index.html (Paper #3 due)
Week 11 Read part 2 of Don Quixote http://cervantes.tamu.edu/V2/CPI/index.html
Week 12 Choose five poems from this list to see an example of Chinese poetry http://www.chinapage.com/poet-e.html. For your journal, discuss how Greek literature and Byzantine literature is reflected in the Chinese poetry. (Paper #4 due)
Week 13 Catch up. You have completed a LOT of reading. If you fell behind, use this week to catch up. (Paper #5 due)
Week 14 FINAL EXAM Week. The final exam will be in the academic support lab after you return.
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