Alas, the Writing Life

I’ve just completed most of the writing portion of my project, having worked on it over the course of the last week and a half. Prior to that, I had about a third of it written, mainly notes that I wrote while on Orcas Island, arranged chronologically by day, but not organized any further. Well, […]

Blog Post #2: The History of Changes

Mostly what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks is a lot of reading. I’ve read 10 chapters so far of The Cambridge Companion to The Epic, which is turning out to be a super helpful source. Each chapter is an essay written by a different scholar who focuses in on a different era […]

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 […]