February 11, 2014

What Do You Know? Not Much; You?

One response on “What Do You Know? Not Much; You?
  • Carolyn Dirksen
    February 11, 2014 at 01:04 pm

    And speaking of things we know and things we don’t know, you mention that you were teaching Contemporary Literature “which we had just added to the curriculum.” I think that was actually added in the 1970s. I taught it for years, and one of my starkest memories is teaching Sylvia Plath’s poems “Lady Lazarus” and “Dada” when Dr. Lee, then my dean, came to observe me. I actually had a cassette tape of poets reading their work. I wonder if that’s still in the library. But the point about what we know and when we learned it is really well made. I always thought Chekov was Danish, and I’m still confused about which countries comprise the horn of Africa. So much to learn. So little time.

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