One of my projects this break is to go through some old papers and put them into recycling. I was at it today, and found a syllabus I made up for some class. I don't remember it, but the basic idea isn't half bad. It looks like it was for a class I taught as an adjuct (on the quarter system).
It was titled: Fantastic People/Fantastic Places: Marvelous Geographies in Earlier English Literature.
And it included texts from Beowulf to Gulliver's Travels.
I think I may recycle it, and rework it for an early Brit lit lower level course next year.
Of course, the amusing thing is that the whole syllabus takes up one double-sided piece of paper, and half of one side is taken up with a picture of a pict (I'm guessing I used one of the illustrations from Emily Bartel's Spectacles of Strangeness.
Anyway, here's what the reading list looked like. What should I change as I revise it for a semester long course?
Gawain and the Green Knight
"The Description of Cooke-ham"
Paradise Lost (Book 1 only)