Sunday, February 18, 2007

In which I make the leap

Let it be known, I still hate Blogger. But I've made the switch over to their new template, losing my carefully (though amateurishly) crafted scheme, but gaining the ability to add things to my sidebar without journeyman-level html-wrangling.

But what I wanted to post is a delightful conversation I had with a student this week. He comes up to me after class and says, "One of my other professors, my marketing professor, was talking about Romeo and Juliet in his class."

"Oh, really?" I say.

"Yeah, but--and I may not remember the play right--he said that they were kept apart by their parents. And that's not right, is it?"

"Nope. As we discussed, their parents don't know about the marriage at all until the end."

"So why would he say that?"

"Well, because there are cultural assumptions about the play--like it's a sublime love story, it's about parental disapproval--that have very little to do with the play itself. But now you know what's really going on, because you actually read it."


"But I wouldn't correct your marketing professor. Just know you're right."

"Yeah, at least not until after the midterm."


Heather said...

congrats on the jump, the new layout is looking good!

Heather said...

ps-- i wanted to comment about dan sicky cat a few posts back but the comments were fucked up, so i'm glad they're working again (whether or not you knew)...

Bardiac said...

Hah, best to wait until after the midterm!

But still, I think it's GREAT that people refer to Shakespeare and stuff. I may be slightly biased.