Friday, September 12, 2008


I just spent the last hour trying to argue with my students' implacable insistence that "there is no point in talking about a movie and what it means, because it's fiction." They said this bemusedly, as though explaining something brutally obvious to a dimwitted 3 year old, for the umpteenth time. Thus dies a career.

I can't decide whether to laugh, quit, or get drunk.

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At 9:13 PM , Anonymous penelope said...

How frustrating! And I understand...lately, I've had a few students act this way about literature. That just makes me determined to help them see how important stories are and how many activities depend upon various kinds of storytelling.

Oh, I just remembered: once in a different class, I challenged them to go through one day without telling ANY stories. They weren't even being resistant, either...I was just trying to make a point. Anyway, none of us made it.

Maybe we should try that with our current classes?

At 6:27 PM , Blogger Neha said...

get drunk... obviously! :P


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