Alright, so maybe this will turn into a "blog", or maybe, even better, "something new that comes along to replace" blogs? Nice to have Laura, Anne, and Ron
drop by with their thoughts, and to have Anne's reminder that there is
a history of thinking about what Serendip and the web in general are
In the several decades that I have been teaching college-level English (and related subjects) I have progessively de-emphasized grading. All of my current course pages have disclaimers like this:
Martha Nussbaum and What I Loved
To Alice, from Anne--
Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.
Farrar, Stras and Giroux (2006; updated and expanded 2007).
Reviewed by Anne Dalke, Bryn Mawr College Department of English.
Introduction to the course
Narrative is determined not by a desire to narrate but by a desire to exchange. (Roland Barthes, S/Z)