Friday, March 4, 2011

Summer Class

I am still trying to settle on works for this summer. It could be The Secret of Roan Inish, as I said before, or Pan's Labyrinth. If the latter, the element of political intrigue enters in, and the first work can pursue that too. But the only other work I have taught before (I useful thing for summer classes) is "Roman Fever," Edith Wharton. It's a short story about a personal secret involving a child, albeit a grown one, and a cracking good tale.

3 comments:

marly youmans said...

Enjoyed Roan Inish with my kids, years ago. Pan's Labyrinth has a lot of marvelous things to discuss, for sure, and special beauties too. I imagine that is the more mind-blowing for college students who haven't seen much but the usual Hollywood fare.

Robin said...

If you enjoyed Roman Fever so much, chances are your students might like it as well. At least they might pick up on your enthusiasm, and that could help a lot!

The theme of the unit is fascinating as well, and I bet it will unleash some very interesting memories in your students, and hopefully some great writing, too!

Robbi said...

Yes, Pan's Labyrinth is a good idea. I think I will order it and study up.
It teaches well. I got tired of it for a while, but I am about ready to recycle it.