zundel

Tuesday 350

Turning students off

Filed under: Education, Writing — Tags: — zundel @ am

A frank statement of a grave problem—and a good read.

Leaving Literature Behind” by Bruce Fleming in The Chronicle Review 2008-12-19

We’ve made ourselves into a priestly caste: To understand literature, we tell students, you have to come to us. Yet professionalization is a pyrrhic victory: We’ve won the battle but lost the war. We’ve turned revelation into drudgery, shut ourselves in airless rooms, and covered over the windows.

[from A&LD]

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