Welcome to the official web site of Dr. Epps's 1st and 6th period Language Arts IVA CP classes for the week of October 29-November 2, 2001.
This week we are finishing up our study of the Middle Ages by completing our viewing of the film Merlin, starring Sam Neil, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Bonham-Carter, Rutger Hauer, and Martin Short. This is one of the better films dealing with the legends of Merlin, King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, and we will compare it to the versions we have already viewed in Le Morte d'Arthur, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," and Chaucer's portrait of the chivalrous knight and courtly love in the Prologue to The Canterbury Tales and the Wife of Bath's Tale. This will all culmiinate in a comparison/contrast essay written in class this week.
In news of note, SCETV has established a new web page through which South Carolina students are able to communicate with their peers in New York and Washington, DC, about the events of September 11th. The site is called "Bridge Builders" and can be accessed via SCETV's Knowitall.org Web site for teachers and students at:
http://www.knowitall.org/bridgebuilders/. SHS senior Warren Ray has contributed a poem to this discussion thread.
Richard Chess, associate professor and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Asheville, will read from his work at 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 30th, in Cleveland Hall Alumnae House at Converse. Looking ahead, Pam Durban, a writer of short stories and novels, will appear at Wofford in the Lecture/Cinema Room of the Campus Life Building, at 7:30 on Tuesday, November 7th. On November 13th poet Susan Ludvigson and her husband, novelist Scott Ely, will read at Converse, also at 7:30 and also in Cleveland Hall.
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