Class began as scheduled at 9:30am in Morrill Hall Room 202. The class roster listed nineteen students, one fewer than at the last class meeting. Twelve attended.
Discussion covered the lyrics selected in the course textbook. Focus was on the manner in which the lyrics display continuity of interest from the medieval period through the contemporary. Sources for a number of puns were mentioned.
Attendance was assessed via an informal writing exercise. Students were reminded that the abstract for the research paper is due before the beginning of class on 14 February 2014. Students were also informed that more opportunities to preview questions for the summative exam are forthcoming.