Thursday, December 11

Today is Thursday of WEEK 15 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 14 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore or World Lit, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Storybook stack. As of the end of the work day on Wednesday, I had read and responded to all the Storybook assignments that had been turned in. If you turned something in on Wednesday evening, I'll be updating the stack again on Thursday morning. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

Week 15: Last week of class. (repeat announcement) Because this is the last week of class, there are a few things that are different about this week. There will be no "Early Bird" extra credit points this week because there are no Week 16 assignments for you to turn in early. Most importantly: you need to get your Week 15 Storybook assignment turned in on time - which means, at the very latest, by Monday at noon. There is no partial credit available for late Week 15 Storybook assignments. So, for those of you who have been in the habit of turning in your Storybook late, keep that in mind this week!

December 11: Llywelyn. Today, December 11, is celebrated as the Remembrance Day of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, "Llywelyn the Last," the last prince of Wales as an independent country before it was conquered by England. Llywelyn was born in 1223 and died on December 11 in 1282. You can read more about his life and deeds in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for this image, showing a sculpture of Llywelyn in the City Hall of Cardiff in Wales. On the left, crouching down, is the bard who sings the hero's great deeds (although the bard is hard to see from this angle), while there is a dead soldier to his right.