[ilds] MLA bibliography

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Wed Jul 18 14:02:59 PDT 2007


Let me say that I recommend LD to new friends all 
over the world every time I can, and never have I 
had a negative return.
This has nothing to do with me and all to do with 
the quality of the imagination and writing of LD!!!
Marc

slighcl wrote:

> On 7/18/2007 3:51 PM, James Gifford wrote:
> 
>>the size of a body of work has
>>little to do with the frequency with which it will be included in
>>syllabuses and so forth.  
>>
> An interesting disconnect to note, Jamie.  All in all, I think that 
> course syllabi powerfully shape the larger conversations in the 
> academy.  The books chosen for a course show what teacher-scholars are 
> interested in and passionate about. 
> 
> Here is a question--really an invitation for anecdotes.  Have any 
> subscribers to the list found non-ILDS university faculty teaching 
> Durrell in the college classroom?   I can say that this has happened at 
> least once after I have introduced (converted? corrupted?) a fellow 
> faculty to the wonders of Justine.   But just that once have I heard 
> about Durrell being taught by someone working away from contact with the 
> ILDS.
> 
> Two years ago, one of the editors of the new Broadview Anthology of 
> British Literature approached me about making a selection of Durrell's 
> writings for potential inclusion.  I set to work, fired by the 
> enthusiasm of this editor, but sad to say Durrell did not make it past 
> the long list of candidates for inclusion.   Here is the 
> twentieth-century, sans Durrell, as imagined by the Broadview editors.
> 
>         http://www.broadviewpress.com/babl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=37
> 
> Also, I am surprised that no one alluded to Penguin's Reading Guide to 
> Justine:
> 
>         http://us.penguingroup.com/static/rguides/us/justine.html
> 
> Perhaps Oprah will take Durrell under her wing.  Faulkner enjoyed a most 
> strange aftergrowth when she took up three of his novels as a summer 
> read for her Book Club.
> 
>         Oprah's Book Club: A Summer of Faulkner
>         This summer, Oprah's Book Club is reading three books by William
>         Faulkner: 'As I Lay Dying', 'The Sound and the Fury' and 'Light
>         in August.'
>         http://www2.oprah.com/obc_classic/featbook/asof/obc_featbook_asof_main.jhtml
> 
>>Heck, I've still never seen Charles Dickens
>>on a syllabus, though I know he's written about and read (and is a
>>favourite of mine).  
>>
> Here are my offerings for you, Jamie.   I teach Bleak House in an upper 
> level Victorian Novels course; Great Expectations in my first-year 
> seminar; and for Spring 2008 I will be teaching an upper-level 
> grad/undergrad seminar on Charles Dickens in his full. inimitable 
> grandeur. 
> 
> Charles
> 
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> Charles L. Sligh
> Department of English
> Wake Forest University
> slighcl at wfu.edu
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