Thursday, November 19

Today is Thursday of WEEK 13 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 12 Storybook assignment yet, you may turn that in BEFORE NOON 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 complete any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Storybook stack. There are still a few assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in your assignment on Monday before noon, you should have comments back from me now. Assignments turned in later on Monday or on Tuesday or Wednesday are probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

My Thursday schedule. I'm on a slightly different schedule this week, since I have some unavoidable out-of-office appointments today, Thursday. That means I may be a bit more slow to respond to your emails today than usual - but if you send me an email during the day on Thursday, I'll definitely get back to you by the end of the day.

Thanksgiving break. Please check yesterday's announcements for information about how the week-long Thanksgiving break affects your Week 13 assignments schedule.

November 19: Jami. Today, November 19, marks the death of the great Persian poet, Jami, in the year 1492. Many consider Jami to have been the last of the Sufi master poets in a centuries-long tradition that includes another famous Persian poet, Rumi. One of Jami's greatest works was a novel-in-verse about Yusuf and Zulaikha, that is, about Joseph and Potiphar's wife, who goes by the name of Zulaikha in the Islamic tradition. You can read more about Jami in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for this image from an illustrated manuscript of one of his mystical works, The Rose Garden: