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Grendel–John Gardner

For my contemporary fiction class we read “Grendel” by John Gardner. What strikes me most about the novel is the language and why we tell stories. Some of my favorite lines: “Stars, spattered out through lifeless night from end to end, like jewels scattered in a dead king’s grave, tease, torment my wits toward meaningful …

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First Day of Classes

The first day of my final semester at Bowling Green went well. I did better on the pop quiz of international trivia than I expected (six out of ten). Check out these quizzes and see how you do: http://iew.state.gov/quiz.cfm. As for contemporary fiction, we started reading “In the Heart of the Heart of the Country” …

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Spring Semester Texts

The Spring 2012 semester I will be taking the following classes: Contemporary Fiction, Senior BFA Thesis Workshop, Introduction to Folklore and Folklife, and Perspectives on International Media. These classes collectively complete my undergraduate career. I’ll need the following textbooks, which I will most likely share with you: Perspectives on International Media Little Bunch of Madmen: Elements …

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