(urth) Good afternoon Urth

Eric Bourland eb at hwaet.com
Wed Nov 15 21:34:03 PST 2017

Marc, your class sounds like a lot of fun. I hope your students are 

I do not know that I could defensibly explain Fifth Head and I have read 
it too many times to comfortably count.

On 11/15/2017 11:57 PM, Marc Aramini wrote:
> Everyone knows what I am writing, amidst other academic work.
>  I’m teaching again and this semester I had the chance to teach world 
> lit for science majors ... the course description says from antiquity 
> to the present so I figured I would push a narrative of violence and 
> competition as the motivator for progress. Started with Hesiod and 
> Gilgamesh, went through the Iliad and the Aeneid, through the 
> renaissance and Enlightenment. Just got to the 20th century this week 
> and taught Brighter Than a Thousand Suns about the Manhattan Project - 
> had Oppenheimer’s granddaughter come in and talk to them today. The 
> next few weeks we are going through some of the modernists before I 
> totally screw them by making them explain Fifth Head of Cerberus to me 
> on the second to last day ... I have lectured the whole semester save 
> for a few poetry exercises for them ... let’s see how it goes.
> Otherwise not reading much for pleasure only for work.
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Eric Bourland
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