There was a fun thing going on yesterday on Twitter, the hashtag #askshakespeare being sponsored by Blogging Shakespeare. Some prominent Shakespeare scholars were answering questions about Shakespeare. This is fun, and I got involved as well, asking a few questions that I have been thinking about, and I got some great responses. One of the biggest … Continue reading The Authorship question, thanks to Twitter
In a German literature class I had last year, the professor had a favorite phrase, "The author is dead!", and by that she meant that readers cannot speak to what the author 'meant', or what the author 'wanted' to say. We cannot say we know what the author was thinking, all we can do is … Continue reading The Author is Dead! or, My thoughts on Literary Criticism
I have a hard time reading drama. I don't picture things very well in my mind and I often get confused as to which character is which when they are speaking. I love to watch plays though - and often enjoy seeing a play that I didn't get much from when I read it. How should we teach theatre in the classroom to help students benefit from it?
Inspired by a friend of mine, who posted here, I realize that I spend a lot of time online doing nothing. I would like to spend my time a little better and gain something from my online experience. I am looking for suggestions on blogs that I should be reading. What do you think? What … Continue reading What should I be reading?