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 #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 […]