Ithaca Free School

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Announcement: New Course

Hopefully we will begin to publicize Free School activities more broadly, for which we are thinking about implementing a new rubric, as it were. Specifically we were thinking that classes might be formalized according to our long term intentions. For example, instead of calling our current group Chaucer, we would call it English Literature, which would then become our time in the week to read whatever we want to read in that field when Chaucer is done (Milton I think is next on the schedule.)

Plato becomes Ancient Philosophy, Heidegger perhaps Modern Philosophy, etc.

I present this because I want to gather participants for a course in the American Long Poem, which will first (and probably for a while) be a Cantos reading group. I'd also like to read Paterson, The Maximus Poems, A, and others, but EP seems to be a necessary grounding. So, if you're interested, send me an email.

We will also in the next few weeks be convening a beginning conversational German class. Hopefully we will be able to enlist one of Ithaca's native speakers to assist our fumblings.

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