Doing an assignment on poetry with my students

12th November, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

I am as far as the deepest sky between clouds and you are as far as the deepest root and wound, Read More

Virtue in the literature classroom

29th July, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

We had a wonderful discussion at CIRCE prompted by the following quote:   If all great art is symbolic of a kind of moral plenitude, of conflicting attitudes and impulses explored and worked through toward some ideal clarity, the act of reading is itself a model of ideal human relations, aspiring toward a perfect attentiveness » Read More

Classroom Design and Education: A revelation while teaching Introduction to Poetry this January

1st February, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

This January, I taught a college general education literature course (in other words, most students in the class were not English majors and were in the class to fulfill a requirement). I decided, at the last minute to hold the class in a room called “The Loft” which is a large living room with leather » Read More