Grendel's Workshop (New Texts From Old)
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ENGL 070D. Grendel’s Workshop (New Texts From Old)

John Gardner rewrote the ancient epic Beowulf in modern idiom from the monster’s viewpoint. Tom Stoppard showed us what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were up to offstage in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Angela Carter’s Beauty liked the Beast better than the Prince. Students will study old texts and their modern revisions and then, using these models as starting points, reshape their own beautiful or beastly visions. This course is open to first year students. 
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Williamson.
Fall 2019. Williamson.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
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