[ilds] Durrell and the Academy

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Wed Jul 18 14:04:22 PDT 2007


Doesn't say much for academic teaching!!!
Marc

william godshalk wrote:

>>      By the way, I disagree with an earlier posting that claims that 
>> focusing on Durrell ruins an academic career.  I found the opposite to 
>> be true.  At my university, I have never received any resistance to my 
>> concentration on his work.
>>
>>                                                                                                                        
>> --Anna
> 
> 
> Perhaps "ruin" is the wrong word. But I can say that my chairman is far 
> happier when I publish something on Shakespeare than when I publish on 
> Durrell. Our department needs Shakespeare teachers. Durrell is not one 
> of our required authors. And with the university's attempt to save money 
> by cutting faculty lines, we hardly have enough teachers for minimal 
> historical coverage.
> 
> Bill
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