Prof. Elisa Sparks announced a blog that she and her students have been writing to record their recent trip to places associated with Woolf in Britain. Be sure to check out their posts on going to the lighthouse (yes, “the” lighthouse) at St. Ives. The pictures are incredible.
In light of our recent reading of Endgame, I thought you’d like to see this page with pictures of animals captioned by quotes from existentialist authors. The seal saying “I can’t go on, I’ll go on” is quoting Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot.
If you liked Endgame, you’ll love the Waiting for Godot video game.
Final Exam – Friday, April 27, 9:00-11:25, in our classroom, Oliphant 141
I just came across this article in The Guardian detailing some of the ongoing consequences and fallout from the Empire and its collapse. You might want to read it for more background on the period we’re studying right now:
This New York Times article about the guy who records announcements for the 7 train in NYC is really interesting. The Times sought requests from the reading public and had him record the ones they thought were good. My favorite is Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro.”
(Edit: His name is Bernie Wagenblast; I’m embarrassed now because I didn’t identify him initially and he commented here!)
After class today I noticed this New York Times article on a Dickens theme park in London. It supposed to be gruesome and gritty like the industrial cities he wrote about. Not quite the sanitized Disney effect we tend to associate with theme parks — or is it? The staff work in character, and it features modern fast food amenities like Pizza Hut as well.