research paper 1482

This is a moderate length (app. 8 page) essay in which you posit a clear and insightful interpretive thesis connecting two or more of the texts in the class. The essay should be focused and engaged with the text(s)–quote the source(s)–and should be supported by outside secondary scholarship.

Choose two or more

• J.R.R. Tolkien, trans. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Random House, 1979. ISBN: 9780345277602

• Stephanie Dalley, Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0199538362

• E. A. Sophocles, Five Great Greek Tragedies: Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus. Dover Publications, 2004. ISBN: 9780486436203

• Glen Burgess, trans., The Song of Roland. Penguin Classics, 1990. ISBN: 978-0140445329

• Glyn Burgess, trans., The Lais of Marie de France. Penguin Classics, 1999. ISBN: 978-0140447590

• Jesse Byock, trans., The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki. Penguin Classics, 1999. ISBN: 978-0140435931

• Geoffrey Chaucer, trans. Nevill Coghill, The Canterbury Tales. Penguin Classics, 2003. ISBN: 978-0140424386

• Dante. Longfellow, trans. The Divine Comedy. Dover Publications, 2005.ISBN: 9780486442884

• Roy Liuzza, trans. Beowulf. Broadview Press, 1999.ISBN: 9781554810642

• Burton Raffel, trans., The Song of the Cid. Penguin Classics, 2009. ISBN: 978-0143105657