Today is the beginning of a new semester at one of the two colleges where I am teaching; next week the other school begins, and I am very excited. I always feel like this at the beginning of a new session. I certainly needed the winter break after last semester, which was very busy, but now I am filled with energy and ready to begin.
I will have a varied group of classes, but tonight I begin with Medieval Literature at the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College. Among the texts we will read are Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, and Le Morte d’Arthur. I love these works, and I hope that the class enjoys studying them.
I have to go and put the finishing touches on today’s opening lecture.
Photograph by my wife Liz French (2014)