WS1, week 2, April 21st, 2017


  1. Send me another email, using the correct format as shown here. If you cannot send  (if your email comes back), please try sending from your university email address <*>  as this is white-listed. If even that does not work, please leave a message on this blog. Thanks.)
  2. Read chapter 1 of “The Magician’s Nephew”.
    1. Look up things you do not know, e.g.
      1. when Sherlock Holmes “lived”
      2. who the Bastables were (what book they appear in) and when these books appeared
      3. what an Eton collar is
      4. Jane Eyre and Treasure Island
      5. any other British cultural reference you find in chapter 1
  3. Choose a book from the reading list (you can download it here:    ws_easy_reading_library_list   )   read it, and write a short report about it.


Today’s class

  1. The Hometown game
  2. Mini-lecture on fairy stories and why C.S. Lewis called the Narnia stories “faairy tales” not fantasy stories.
  3. We started reading chapter 1 together.

2 thoughts on “WS1, week 2, April 21st, 2017”

  1. Hello. I tried to send an e-mail. But I can’t send it. I can’t understand reason. Then I will try to send it again.

    When I took your class in second year student,I didn’t understand Narnia’s story. This is because I didn’t read neatly. So I try to read neatly and when I find words I don’t know, I try to look up by dictionary and internet and so on.

    It’s pleasure to meet you. Thank you.

  2. I always enjoy your class. Thank you.
    I like watching movies. My favorite movie is Harry Potter. Becasue I really like the worldview of this movie.

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