Class began as scheduled at 9:30am in Morrill Hall Room 202. The class roster listed nineteen students, unchanged since the last class meeting. Eleven attended; they were joined by Prof. Linda Austin, who was present to observe instruction.
Discussion began with questions over the abstracts which were to have been submitted. Mention was made that formal discussion of the annotated bibliography, the next stage of the research project, will begin on Monday, 17 February 2014; materials in support of it are in draft as of this writing. From there, discussion moved on to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and student impressions thereof. Students were reminded to catch up on the readings assigned.
Attendance was assessed visually. Students are exhorted to participate more fully in class; discussion is better when driven by the student.