Tuesday, April 19, 2005

More finds from Ong's English files.

-Old English folder has notes from the Beowulf course Ong took from Francis Magoun. Jess Bessinger was Magoun's assistant and the two alternated teaching the course.

-Middle English folder includes notes from a class on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight which Ong took from Magoun.

(As mentioned earlier, the archives also have both Ong's annotated copy of Klaeber's Beowulf and the Tolkien and Gordon's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. We may have enough material here to make an interesting, if short, study of Magoun as teacher. I ought to see what Harvard has on hand.)

I also found two photographs of Gerard Manley Hopkins which have been given to Ong, in the "English, Nineteenth Century" folder, and notes from Perry Miller's course "American Religious Expressionism."

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