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 Post subject: Spring '09 course on DFW at Pomona
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:17 pm 
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I found this really interesting site as one of the links on the "tips" blog post. It's for a course on DFW's work that was taught at Pomona (where he taught) this past spring. The course had a blog that the students were required to post on and it's actually really good reading. I know that Pomona is a selective college but I was still impressed by the quality of these students' written responses to his work. It also seems like the course was a really great but poignant experience for the students.

http://machines.pomona.edu/166-2009/

What's really impressive / crazy is that they read ALL of his work. All of it: IJ, Broom, GWCH, Breief Interviews, Oblivion, ASFT, Lobster, even Everything & More! That’s either really impressive or totally crazy and unrealistic. I kinda don’t think it would be possible for many students to do all of that reading in one semester while taking 3 or 4 other classes. Many had probably read some of his work already, and I have to imagine some skipped a short story here or there. But still, wow. Anyway, the blog is good reading.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring '09 course on DFW at Pomona
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:00 pm 
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Excellent site. Thanks for the link.


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