Tuesday, January 25, 2005

More on uses of literature

I've been having an ongoing dialogue with Dan Green about the uses of teaching literature. Dan's latest post on the subject is here.

Unfortunately, I am so swamped with work right now that I don't have time to respond intelligently. All I can say right now is, I find the "literary literary" way of thinking to be a bit theological. (I hope I get a chance to try and explain what I mean by that soon...)

I can point people, quickly, to Scott McLemee's mini-biography of Helen Vendler in the latest Chronicle. Dan gets a mention there for his post on Vendler's Jefferson lectures; he generally agrees with Vendler on things.


Dan Green said...

Actually, my views are much closer to Marjorie Perloff's.

7:15 PM  

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