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31 October 2006 @ 11:55 am
Lit Hum and Vaclav Havel  
I find it odd that we're reading things by Plato, Sophocles, etc, and then suddenly we're reading Václav Havel. I know that it's a big deal that he's at Columbia, etc...

But we're reading the History of the Peloponnesian War in the same week that we're reading plays written... oh... over 2000 years later? Continuity, much?
Cindyragingpoptart on October 31st, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
I feel exactly the same way. Not to mention, who knows how lasting is work is really going to be. I mean, it's good, of course, but definitely doesn't belong in LitHum, at least not this term.
Paige: Black and White L'amour toujourscatonahotsnroof on October 31st, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
Neat icon!

I agree, it is a good work, but it's very much out of place. It would make more sense to perhaps have a discussion about the work on another night. (Maybe in the same way that Frontiers has their journal sessions?)

My section is only going to discuss it for an hour, so that's a plus.
cococourtx15 on October 31st, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
I think that they just want us to have read his work so that when he comes, we know what he's actually talking about and can ask him questions and things like that... but I definitely see your point and don't really think it makes much sense otherwise.
Paige: Paris et la Tour Eiffelcatonahotsnroof on November 1st, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
Yeah... It will be nice to be able to know his work when he comes.

Oh well, we don't get a choice on the matter!
flipafronova3 on November 1st, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
My Professor said that there was always a "special work" at the end of the semester, sort of a bonus for a change of scene or something.
nuotama on November 14th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
the garden party was totally worth it.
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
you'll get it when you're older. the most interesting forms of continuity are seldom linked to linear time.

//nick, CC '08