Honors Program

Honors in English

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Dr. Thomas Crofts

Thesis Professor Department

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Thesis Reader(s)

Dr. Joshua Reid


For thousands of years, people have been hearing, reading, and interpreting stories and myths in light of their own experience. To read a work by a different author living in a different era and setting, people tend to imagine works of literature to be something they are not. To avoid this fateful tendency, I hope to elucidate what it means to read a work of literature and interpret it: love it to the point of wanting to foremost discuss its excellence of being a piece of art. Rather than this being a defense, I would rather call it a musing, an examination on two texts that I adore: Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Exodus


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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