Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Text(s) of the Day


  1. Your cartoons make me realize just how ignorant I am of English literature. Humbling.

  2. King Horn.


    Henry V.

    The Redcrosse Knight.

    I could go on . . . was that your point?

  3. I was going to guess Henry V. :)

  4. Dr. K, While I'd like to think that my art is recognizable, I'm pretty sure it's not always.

    Dame Eleanor, You cracked me up! You're absolutely right; this is a sort of basic for so very many texts. I was thinking of my two, and you hit enough others to basically make me realize that the basic male waving a sword victoriously leads to marriage is, as it were, a "thing."

    Fie, You Shakespeare history person, you!

    I was actually thinking of my confusion as I start to teach the Knight's Tale in one class and MSND in the other, so I was all limiting my thinking to Theseus, but you guys were way more literate!

  5. Anonymous3:03 PM

    I designed a whole unit on the battle of agincourt for my history class!

  6. My students played an awesome round of capture the flag, English versus French. I had 20 students on the French side and four on the English side. I told the English if they won, they didn't have to write their next paper, and wouldn't you know, they won!

    Now that was an experiential lesson that worked!

  7. Anonymous4:23 PM

    I was also thinking, "Almost every fairy tale ever written." Half the kingdom and the princess's hand in marriage, please.

  8. I assumed Henry V, just because of the juxtaposition of "win the battle, woo [for form's sake, anyway] the princess."

  9. But it doesn't work for KT, because Palamon loses! OK, it works for Theseus, but that part is over at the beginning.