I’ve never had a class fail to love this book. Er, like it best. Um, hate it the least.
But–they agree it is funny!
And the key to Great Expectations is showing the South Park version. The plot is really quite close: They even preserve Miss Havisham’s army of flying robot monkeys . . . . (Which, you’ll remember, Bulwer Lytton asked Dickens to excise.)]]>
In fact, a key regret of the 2007-08 academic year is that it’ll be the first full year I’ve ever gone without teaching George Eliot. (But that’s what happens when my 2 400-level classes aren’t Victorian . . . )]]>
So much fun!! Sort of makes me lament having to teach Adam Bede this month.]]>
As with the cyberpunk class from a couple of years ago, the trick will be how to balance the fanboy aspect of the class with analysis, without killing the students’ interest.
@Wells: I’ve taught/read *other* Wells more recently (The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Time Machine . . . ). But I’m pretty excited about IM.
I still have a volume of collected Wells “scientific romances” that my parents gave me when I was around 12-13.]]>