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After having gotten all excited about Open Courseware and iTunes U, I've been exploring both... and finding that neither is quite suiting what I'm looking for.

I'm listening while I'm driving, so it can only be audio, and in a clear voice. I'm used to The Teaching Company, which has a professor speaking directly into a mike (the later editions don't even have a live audience, however respectfully silent.)

However, most of the juiciest-looking MIT open courses don't have an audio component at all, whereas iTunes U is almost exclusively audio, but it's audio created with a microphone in class - lots of student talking, time spent discussing school issues, muffled teacher voices.

Grr. Argh.

Anyone know any good educational podcasts? Shakespeare, literature, history? Something like Dr. Kiki's science hour would be a lot closer to what I'm looking for than what I'm finding in the online universities.

Link Salad

Jan. 30th, 2008 07:15 am
neadods: (academia)
Swiped from all over the f-list.

Writing and Academic stuff
From [ profile] havocthecat and comments therein:
MIT Open Courseware: lecture notes and exams from all sorts of classes

10 Universities with free online writing classes (Shakespeare tag included because Univ. of Utah has a Shakes course.)

These include links to Purdue's "OWL": Online Writing Lab with lots of resources and England's Open University, which has a variety of undergrad and grad courses.

Rennie Stuff
For all the Renaissance fair enthusiasts who haven't heard yet, tonight's episode of "Dinner Impossible" (Food Network, 10pm, repeats listed in link) is set at our very own Maryland Renaissance Festival.

Fan Stuff
There's been a lot of discussion comparing the Torchwood S1 episode Cyberwoman to the Torchwood S2 episode Sleeper (This Saturday's for the American viewers). I particularly enjoyed this one.

From [ profile] calufrax, a cycle of Jack stories as he relives his way back through the 20th century.

*giggle*snort*-worthy short Doctor Who/crossover fic. I can't say more for spoiling it. Worksafe. Read, it's only 5 paragraphs.
neadods: (academia)
I love this class! When I first saw Great American Music: Broadway Musicals, I figured it would be a somewhat academic retread of that PBS thing on the history of Broadway with Julie Andrews.

It is so! Much! More! Yes, he talks about the history of the art form, starting with the minstrel shows. But he also goes into the social movements & technological improvements that made each form rise, adapt, and change. (For instance, the minstrel shows fading to vaudeville as other immigrants flooded in with their entertainment, and the reduction of the number of verses in a song so that they could fit onto the original phonograph albums.)

But he also talks about the music. All about the music; its forms and evolution and evocations. Professor Bill Messenger works for the Peabody Institute of Music, with an MA out of Johns Hopkins, and he not only knows his stuff cold, he can transmit it interestingly and clearly. Unlike the other classes I've listened to, there doesn't appear to be a live audience. However, there is a piano, which Prof. Messenger uses to strip down the music he discusses into its separate phrases and embellishments. (Turns out he can't sing, though, so he does that chant-on-pitch thing when he's playing. Actual singing is provided by many original recordings and recreations.)

I'm not sure that I've ever heard lectures on A-B-A-B vs A-B-A-C song forms. He not only does that, with listening practice of simple and complex variations, but at times he disassembles songs into their component parts so you can hear the adaptations. (In a section that reminds me of the brilliant Pachelbel Rant, he dissects "Yes, We Have No Bananas" into its stolen parts... and then sings it with the "original lyrics." Since the first four notes are a direct lift from Handel, "Hal-le-lu-ja, bananas!" is worth the price of the class right there.)

The class is composed of 16 lectures, each 45 minutes long. It's a relatively recent one, as he's making references to both Wicked and Avenue Q. Currently on sale for $35 to $70 depending on media, (down from $150-250) this is a must-own for theater buffs.

And in a different-but-related subject, I still dream of someday taking the University of Central Lancashire's 3-module Contemporary Shakespeare Studies e-learning class.
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I've listened to the first lecture of American Religious History by Dr. Allitt. He's the same one who gave the Victorian Britain course I enjoyed so much, and it looks like this one's going to be even better. He starts right off by discussing America's unique positions as both the only one to have codified church/state religious separation and the only very religious world power. (He thinks these things directly relate to each other; it is his view, having grown up in England, that mandating a state religion weakens actual faith in that religion.)

But mainly, and what I'm *really* looking forward to, is the topic he elaborated in the second half of the opening lecture - how America's assorted faiths have politically shaped the country, from the makeup of the original states to the Moral Majority's hand in the 1980 election. (The lecture itself dates to the WWJD fad; he notes those armbands in his opening statements.) Already I've learned one thing I had not known - that there is a historical precedent to the argument that the First Amendment applies only to federal law and not to state law. Apparently that was how things were... until the Civil War, and the consequent strengthening of the federal government.

An overview of topics covered is here. There are 24 lectures, including:
- The European Background
- Colonial Religious Diversity
- Darwin and Other Dilemmas
- Judaism in the 19th Century
- Twentieth-Century Catholicism
- The Civil Rights Movement
- The Counterculture and Feminism
- Asian Religions
- Church and State

Since we're coming up on the Federally Mandated Religious Biggie, I'm going to make a theme out of my next set of "classes" - first this, then The Making of the New Testament Canon, and finally Bible and World Literature. By then it will be time to start listening to the courses for the self-taught Tudor class.
neadods: (academia)
Points to Saccio, he made me laugh during the lecture on As You Like It. After quoting "Sweet Lovers Love Spring" (which of course put the Barenaked Ladies version earworming again), he said that it was about "having sex before we're old and ugly and impotent and dead." The delivery was just *perfect* and I had to laugh.

Also some food for thought in this lecture. Aside from explaining what "to give a maid a green gown" meant (Okay, I'm slow, I didn't get it on my own!) he went into a very interesting digression into the importance of fairy tales to Shakespeare. Not for the obvious ones like Midsummer & MacBeth, but for quite a few other plays that I hadn't cottoned onto. As You Like It, with the three sons, only one of which is truely noble in character, the one who slays the dragon in the guise of Charles the Wrestler. Lear as a perverse Cinderella - Cordelia loses her father('s love) and her two horrible sisters take advantage of all. There were others, but those are the ones that stick. Hmmmm.

I wonder if I can go somewhere with the notion of As You Like It and Young Goodman Brown as opposites of each other - in one, you go to the woods to become finer; in the other, the woods creep with evil. I'll let that one marinate in the back of my head. There's space now that a Batman pumpkin I've seen (the animated Batman, no less) has made the next installment of My Life Among the Apes start to gel. That's going to be an actual story with an actual plot, and will be needing beta readers in a bit. (Set in the animated Justice League universe, heavy on J'onn and Batman, not slash, anyone interested in being beta in a week or two?)

In the rest of life, I'm feeling blown off by my doctor, who said "migraine for sure" but had no advice on how to isolate food problems, if that's the problem, or how it might tie into my usual fall allergy, or what. All he really did was try to fob me off on a gyno and tell me that my health care plan is driving away doctors, in a tone of voice that suggested he was next.

And in keeping with my new budget plan for buying books (attempting to give myself a certain budget rather than going for months and then having booksplosions), I've been to B&N where I picked up their mini Oliver Twist and A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro. The Shapiro book is so new the ink is practically wet; with the 20% discount I got both the bitty Dickens and the full-sized Shakes for slightly less than the full price of the Shakes alone.
neadods: (academia)
Dr. Saccio knows his stuff - he has not only researched, he has performed in, directed, and written about Shakespeare. I'm finding the class thought-provoking and yes, I'm learning things.

But at the same time, I'm really glad that this is a taped class, because if it were live, I would be that man's worst student. First is his voice - many professors have a theatrical/oratory edge to their manner of speech, but years of hammering the iambic pentameter has made him stress syllables slightly oddly in "regular speech." He doesn't quite sound like William Shatner, but I'm certainly reminded with every lecture that the genesis of the famous Shatner delivery was Shakespearean training.

The other biggie was that as he discussed the importance of blank verse in Shakespeare in Lecture 1 ("Shakespeare's Wavelengths") he talked about how much he hated it when people spoke the verse in a conversational meter and tone instead of treating it like verse. Fortunately he admitted that this was a personal opinion, because in my view, if you don't try to make the verse sound like speech, you're murdering the play. The quickest way to suck all the life out of a Shakes performance is to come at it from the attitude of "I am talking oddly and wearing odd clothes, but you will enjoy it because it is GOOD for you - like broccoli!"

Besides, it's entirely possible to use Shakespeare's exact language and make it feel fresh and modern. I think anyone who's heard the Barenaked Ladies As You Like It music is going to get the bouncy "with a hey and a ho and a hey nonny no!" stuck in their head and not think twice about the age of those lyrics.

This isn't to say that I'm not getting a lot out of the class - I am - but there's a fundamental viewpoint difference between myself and the teacher that makes me glad that a real GPA doesn't rest on this.

Word and Action has 16 45-minute lectures, covering topics like:
- The Multiple Actions of A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Love and Artifice in Love's Labor's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing
- The Battles of Henry VI
- Action in Hamlet
- Nature and Art in The Winter's Tale
- History and Henry VIII

I think after I have listened to it through, I will add it to the Team Wench Shakespeare raffle basket I'm building, which also includes Stratford's Much Ado (VHS); a boxed set of Romeo & Juliet, RIII, and Taming; Love's Labors Lost (DVD); Discovering Hamlet (VHS); the Stratford mug that lists the entire canon; and the Barenaked Ladies' Much Ado soundtrack. (I'm trying to decide if the Ladies will be such an attraction on their own that they can stand to be a separate raffle item. Or if I should put the rarity up on [ profile] 4goodcauses and advertise it on musical, theater, and rennie communities.)
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There are two articles about Lost in today's USAToday, one of which can be considered a spoiler for a prop that is shown for less than a minute. (You can define for yourself how spoilery that is.)

Yesterday I slogged through bitched massively about watched the premiere of Kolchak. What the hell is this crap and why did they bother even attempting to make it anything like the Night Stalker? Everything that made the original show interesting was gone. Gone the seedy integrity, dogged determination and experience, all replaced with some snotty too-young whippersnapper. Gone the humor in the face of darkness. Gone even the explanation for WTF was going on. A pox on it. May cheesy 70s vampires hunt down the producers, may the writer have something with a huge radiating eye come up through his basement, and may the bright person who got the idea to put a beloved name to this pablum be sacrificed on an Incan alter in the middle of a football field.

Set "Argumentation" back and picked up "Victorian Britain" by Dr. Patrick N. Allitt, whose colorful academic history includes Oxford, UC Berkley, Harvard Div, and Princeton before settling down at Emory. His voice is clear and vivacious, making him interesting to listen to and easy to understand, and I like his accent (neither the posh BBC-speak nor Cockney gutter but something more like Michael Palin). Worlds better than the argumentation guy!

About half of the 36 lectures are on events such as the Industrial Revolution, the Opium Wars, the Boer War and the Indian Mutiny, while the rest cover social areas such as literature, education, leisure, etc. There are two lectures on women, one for middle and upper class, and one for lower class.

It's early in the course yet, but I'm enjoying Dr. Allitt's style so much that I'm leaning towards getting more of his Teaching Co. classes. He does 4:
- American Identity (currently on sale)
- American Religious History (this sounds particularly interesting to me, and ties in with the missionary project)
- History of the United States, 2nd Edition (currently on sale, an ambitious 84-lecture History of Everything American done in tandem with two other professors)
- and, obviously Victorian Britain (also currently on sale)

Because I got my copy from ebay, I cannot assess the included booklet because it wasn't actually included.

And personal )

I'm doomed

Oct. 4th, 2005 09:00 am
neadods: (academia)
[ profile] stratfordbabe pointed out something that I should have thought of - that the Teaching Co. Great Courses are also in the library. I've done some searches on the county library bookfinder and my, oh, my!

The only problem is that the location field of the printout only says "Audio-Visual Dept" and doesn't list the actual library branches that they are actually in. On the other hand, I can take the printout to the library and let them sort it out via interlibrary loan.

Utterly, utterly doomed. I've already verified that Great Authors of the Western World; Great Religions - Hinduism; Shakespeare Comedies, Tragedies, and Histories; and Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance are in the system before the web interface got squiffy and kicked me out; that's enough to keep me busy while I try to find out if they also have History of Impressionism kicking around there somewhere.

In an attempt to break through my current inertia, I've started listening to the "Argumentation" class while I do some grunt work. Well, I was. The course material (rhetorical argument) is not simple enough to have flowing in the background; this is something that will require more than a little attention. (I may even lump it with a couple rhetoric books as a "class" later.) Also unfortunately, Prof. Zarefsky's voice reminds me a great deal of the minister I grew up with, and it's giving me a pavlovian urge to doodle on a church bulletin. He's not a particularly vivacious speaker, although in his favor, his diction is quite clear.

So short review: tough class, boring teacher, important information. Can't win 'em all, and I will make a point of listening to this... later.
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I'm ears-deep in Bouchercon books, the TBRs have overflowed their bookshelves (I wonder if I'm going to have to go back to counting 'em every month), and what do I do? Walk through Borders yesterday on the way to lunch.

No, I didn't buy any books. But that didn't stop me from checking out Great Gatsby (which I've never read and was heavily referenced in the book I just reviewed, of all things.) And what's right next to it? The Beautiful and Damned. Ooooo, shiney. And Rita Mae Brown has a new book out that I could pick up for reviewing purposes...

In the meantime, the Teaching Company, well aware that they've got a live one on the line, keep sending me flyers. Lookie - Classics of American Literature! On sale! That would make a nice bookend with Understanding Literature and Life, not that that alone won't take me a year to do.

The saner part of my mind keeps asking "Honey, you have GOT to decide if you actually want to read/reread some of this stuff." Because I can just go out and buy Gatsby if I keep obsessing on it... but I have *never* wanted to read Moby Dick or The Small House of Uncle Thomas. As far as I'm concerned, that knockoff of the Essex story cut out all the really interesting bits.

There's also the truth that I've already read a few of the required readings already: Complete Poe (8th grade); The Scarlet Letter (9th grade); Tom Sawyer (summer reading program); Invisible Man (11th grade); and that lit prof favorite, Huck Finn (5th grade, 8th grade, *and* college - a pattern matched only by Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which was also required for 3 classes.)
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After having spent hours in the stores finding that none of the cute shoes fit and paying triple digits for shoes that do fit but don't particularly flatter, I have Officially Had Enough.

I hereby declare my intention to learn how to make my own shoes. Not just sandals, but my own work flats and, if I can find a place, rennie moccasins as well. I thought there was a place called Rocky Mountain that had a class in making leather boots a la Catskill Moccasins, but I'm having the dickens finding it. [ profile] faireraven? You know who I'm talking about.

Since I had much the same experience in foundational garments as well, I'm probably going to be learning to make my own bras at the same time.
neadods: (academia)
I was enjoying the Tudor-Stewart class, but I was also trying to seriously learn and retain information from it, and right now if I have to concentrate seriously on anything, my head will explode. So I put my copy of Henry VIII down in favor of the fluffy For Matrimonial Purposes and the Tudor class in favor of the Science Fiction class. (I've decided I don't like the Mozart professor.)

If my reviews of this class interest you, run to and grab it right now because they've discontinued this one. It is available only on tape.

Professor Eric Rabkin of U of Mich has a good lecture voice - clear, measured, but not monotone. Not a particular sense of humor, although there is great interest in his subject. He's basing the definition of SF not on the amount of science in the story, but on these three principles:
1) The fantastic made plausible through the illusion of science
2) The plot contains high adventure
3) It asks the reader to think

Specifics of books covered and lecture titles )
neadods: (academia)
Decided I wanted to learn more about Tudors right now, not Huguenots, so have bailed on Religious Wars 6 lectures in. I'll get back to it later. Right now, I'm going to listen to this one at least up through James. (Charles, Charles, and James will be decided on when I get there.)

It's taught by Prof. Bucholz of Loyola, who has a healthy ego on him and is currently (faintly defensively) explaining why an American can understand English history. Since I never thought that any nationality was an impediment to learning about any chunk of history, methinks the gentleman doth protest too much. His voice is clear, baritone, and easy to follow without being soporific. Now he's made a passing mention of the video, I guess they showed a picture of one of the Charleses. (He talks so much about why I'd want to study this period - something I already know because I bought this class for a reason - that I've skipped ahead to lecture 2. Yes, now he's stopped dropping hints and gotten down to the meat.)

Okay, I have just forgiven him the entire Lecture 1 for this line in Lecture 2, about the tie between a culture and the landscape the culture lives on, specifically, the English Channel: "The water that separates England from Europe... has acted as the barrier protecting England from infenction and the hand of war* - basically, rabies and the French."

The course book is done almost entirely in outlines, with questions to consider and specific book chapters listed at the end of each outline.

The general setup of the course )

*From the "Sceptered Isle" monologue from Richard II.
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Went to Barnes and Noble last night to make sure my name was on the list for Harry tonight. While there, of course, I ended up doing a little shopping and found some interesting things.

First of all, for anyone who wants to upgrade bits of their library, B&N has its own press that does trade paperbacks and tiny hardbacks of great literature. (And I do mean tiny, they're like 4" square.) I picked up two of the hardbacks, since they're a good bargain ($6) and look immensely sturdy - Jane Eyre, as my only other copy is an aging mass market paperback, and Leaves of Grass for a Teaching Company "class."

Then I took a sideways step from Bollywood into Bollylit (Bollit?) with Kavita Daswani's Indian chick lit novels For Matrimonial Purposes and The Village Bride of Beverly Hills. I simply could not resist that second title!

Speaking of CD classes, sandwiched between romances and wedding books (where it's just about guaranteed that no man will ever find them) was a display of B&N's entry into the higher education sweepstakes, "The Portable Professor." Billed as "College Level Classes Taught By Real College Professors!" they're $40 boxes with a stack of CDs and a book. After having graduated from three colleges I'm not automatically impressed by College Level Classes by Real College Professors, knowing the kind of fluff that can be cranked out by same. That one of the Portable Professors was talking about gender differences in communication only cemented my opinion that these were pretty low-level - but that's probably not going to stop me from going back someday and picking up the one on the life of Ben Franklin. There are a couple on American history that I'll doubtless sniff around in the future too.

At home I came back to a lovely juicy package of review books, many of which I've been really looking forward to - The Darwin Conspiracy, How to Marry a Murderer, The War of the Worlds Murder, The Stiff and the Dead and most desired of all, Undead and Unappreciated. And [ profile] shawan_7, bless her, has scored me a copy of Nothing to Fear but Ferrets, which I've been wildly curious about.

As soon as Harry's done, I'm going to have some great stuff to sink my eyes into.

ETA, courtesy [ profile] havocthecat: BWAhahahahahahaaa!

ETA #2, courtesy of metaquotes: A love letter to fandom, with literary side notes )

ETA #3, from [ profile] filkertom: (Not a spoiler, a contest) So many people have predicted the death of Dumbledore in HBP, that people were challenged to write the death scene using the style of another famous author. The Pratchett one is particularly dead on, and the Seuss one was inevitable, but I have a certain fondness for the one that starts It is a truth universally acknowledged that an old wizard in possession of a big secret must be in danger of his life.

PS - can anyone point me at a Bollywood shot of someone reading? I want a new icon...
neadods: (academia)
The Tudor self-study begins with Lecture 1 (Ideologies of Political Obedience) of Europe and the Wars of Religion (1500-1700). Professor Sreenivasan of Brandeis has a slightly prissy, very clear tenor voice; its easy to hear what he's saying and he seems to have an engineer's habit of being very precise about what he's talking about and why. (As opposed to Mozart Guy, who is talking about Mozart because anyone with any sense loves, loves, loves Mozart and wants to know the real deal.) I almost missed it, but he's also got a sly, dry sense of humor that surfaces at odd moments:

"The final aspect we are going to look at is technology. Technologies of resistance, technologies of repression. Now, when I talk about technology, I suppose what immediately comes to mind are tools. Things like guns. Large artillery. Long pointy sticks."

This is the first class with suggested pages for the suggested readings in the coursebook. I'm not going to go get a copy of The European Dynastic States 1494-1600 by Bonney, partially because the only copy on costs $30, but mostly because in the long run, I'll be focusing on the Tudors and I have reading of my own.

The short-term goal is to finish this class and one of the Henry books by the end of the month. At 2 lectures a day, I can finish the Teaching Company class in 12 days. (Then I'll take History of England, Tudors-Stuarts and Henry VIII as listening on the drive to Stratford. With soundtracks in case I get bored and want to sing along.) If I finish the book I'm reading this week, I'll have sent in 3 reviews to RtE, leaving me free to read Harry Potter and then a Henry book before it's time to review the next book for I Love a Mystery and the new month's cycle starts for RtE.

The end goal of all of this is to:
1) Become well-rounded on English history from the rise of Henry VIII through the end of Elizabeth's reign.
2) Pitch/write multiple articles on the subject to Renaissance magazine.

And on a slightly related note, in an effort to exercise and have non-food rewards, I've promised myself that if I exercise for half-hour increments to Batman TAS v4 and Scrubs S1 (which I have), I can buy the DVDs for Teaching Company's "Great Artists of the Renaissance" and "A History of Impressionism."
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While digging up Dickinson poems, I discovered this CUNY online syllabus for Emily Dickinson. An outline, plus links to all the discussed poems with commentary.

While I'm rambling about literature, does anybody know why Dover doesn't have a low-cost edition of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? They have other Verne books, why not that one?
neadods: (academia)
Some of the Teaching Company courses require more attention than others. For instance, I dug up the supplementary materials for The History of the English Language, whereas I'm merely listening to the CDs on Mozart and not even bothering to skim the attached coursebook. Three of them - Religious Wars in Europe, Henry VIII, and English History Tudor-Stuart - will be listened to in conjunction not with their own recommended readings, but with my pre-selected 19-book self-study reading.

But then I started looking at the coursebooks for Understanding Literature and Life, and *blink* Dang! Professor Arnold Weinstein is taking it all very seriously. In the coursebooks, Dr. Lerer ended the History of English lecture notes with "you should have learned" questions and suggestions for comparison. In Science Fiction, Prof. Rabkin provides a couple "Questions to Consider," like Is there, in your opinion, such a thing as fact? Considering Verne's questioning of our construction of facts.

In Literature and Life, Prof. Weinstein is outright giving quizzes. Cumulative essay question quizzes, three per lecture.

Explain, according to Blake, what comprises the voyage from innocence to experience in the modern world.

Compare and contrast Baudelaire's treatment of women in "The Little Old Women" with Whitman's depiction of city crowds in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry."

Summarize how "The Road Not Taken" offers a vision of the past contrary to that represented in Oedipus.

Give examples of where Bronte uses a fairytale environment to create a horrific effect.

Given that the course itself will take a significant effort to even listen to - it's 64 lectures, roughly 32 hours of audio alone - it's surprisingly tempting to actually treat this particular one exactly like a class and make a point of not only doing the reading but the homework.

That would make this one class a year-long project, if not longer, (life would have to come first!) but... it's really tempting.
neadods: (academia)
I'm not sure if it's better to read the books before or after listening to the lectures, but for anyone who's interested, this is the required reading list for the Teaching Company Science Fiction - Literature of the Technological Imagination course.

Is anyone surprised that I've already read half of them or surprised that I haven't read them all? )

When I get around to doing this one, I'm also going to take the advice of a teacher from Torcon, who said that he had his classes read Tunnel in the Sky and Lord of the Flies back to back, so that they could compare/contrast two philosophies on survival situations.
neadods: (academia)
Turns out that The Teaching Company is pimping itself by putting some of its lectures online for free download. You have your choice of two lectures on:

Fact and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

I do not entirely trust my computer to pull down and play the DVC lectures, so if some kind soul could rip them to a CD that could be read by a regular computer, I'd be grateful.

Note for the lower tech folks: I found out when I ordered by phone that they offer VHS or audiotape freebies. My last big order came with a side of Roman history.

And, perniciously, if you register with them, you can get an email notice when classes you are interested in go on sale.
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This started out as a comment to [ profile] starcat_jewel and turned into a rant, so I'll take it here.

My foul-mouthed opinion on Lazarus Long's Things Every Person Should Know )

I may need to get a loaner copy of the History of English, because I'm totally in love with this thing. *pets copy.* For those who are interested, the supplementary material for Part 2, so far, are:

Lecture #13: The Return of English as a Standard
Caxton, prologue to Eneydos
Lecture #16: The Shape of Modern English
Shakespeare, Henry IV (Act 2, Scene 4)
Lecture #18: The Language of Shakespeare - Drama, Grammar, and Pronunciation
King Lear (Act 2, scene 2)
Richard III (Act 1, scene 2)
Lecture #19: The Language of Shakespeare- Poetry, Sound, and Sense
Hamlet (Act 3, scene 1)
Sonnet 87
Lecture #20: The Bible in English
King James Version
Old English Version
Wycliffe Version
Tyndale Version

Have not yet had the Bible lecture, I read ahead in the course notes. Anyone know where I can get the Old English, Wycliffe, and Tyndale online?


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