The Evolution of the Epic: A Summary

This summer I have spent my time exploring the history of the Western epic tradition. My goal was to gain an understanding of the genre and how it has changed, as well as its significance in relation to the modern era. Through my research, I found that while the epic evolved through a series of […]

Blot Post #3: Destroying Definitions

In my last post, I talked a bit about some of the ideas I had about writing my paper. Well now I’ve been involved in the writing process for over a week, and I’ve written about 16 ½ pages of my actual paper. It’s been an interesting process, and I find that my ideas keep […]

Blog Post #1: Beginning My Research, An Epic Endeavor

As the first official week of my research comes to a close, I want to reflect on a few of the obstacles that have come up already. One of the main difficulties that I’ve come across even before starting the bulk of my research is this—epics are big! Not only is each work of literature […]