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from The Education of Henry Adams
HARVARD COLLEGE (1854-1858)
Any other education would have
required a serious effort, but no one took Harvard College seriously. All
went there because their friends went there, and the College was their ideal
of social self-respect.
Harvard College, as far as it
educated at all, was a mild and liberal school, which sent young men into
the world with all they needed to make respectable citizens, and something
of what they wanted to make useful ones. Leaders of men it never tried to
make. Its ideals were altogether different. The Unitarian clergy had given
to the College a character of moderation, balance, judgment, restraint, what
the French called mesure; excellent traits, which the College
attained with singular success, so that its graduates could commonly be
recognized by the stamp, but such a type of character rarely lent itself to
autobiography. In effect, the school created a type but not a will. Four
years of Harvard College, if successful, resulted in an autobiographical
blank, a mind on which only a water-mark had been stamped.
The City College
of San Francisco
Barbara Scrafford decides to do it herself
After TWO publishers declared bankruptcy just
Literary Feasts was due on the market, Barbara took matters
into her own hands and published the book herself. David
Copperfield's lamb "devils," Jane Eyre's orphan oatcakes, and the
metaphorically incestuous cheesecake from D. H. Lawrence's SONS
AND LOVERS are all discussed in detail in this book on food and
literature. Recipes accompany commentary on 25 major works.
Excerpts have appeared in a literary journal, and our own SAN
FRANCISCO EXAMINER. Contact Carol Fregly and Eleanor and Jessica
Brown (s) for further endorsements. The price is $15.95, and all
profits from CCSF sales will be donated to the Len Sanazaro
scholarship fund. A sample is in the conference room. Call Barbara
at 239-3523, or e-mail
email@example.com to order a copy.
Former Student Not Lost
Loewenberg, one of Loren Bell's former English 35 students, has
just been published in an international anthology of short fiction,
Lost on Purpose (ISBN 1-58005-120-0, $13.95). These are
urban stories of Beijing, San Diego, Mexico, London et al. The blurb
says the essence of city life both glittering and gritty.
Anna-Sophie et al will read . . .
April 6, at Modern Times, 888 Valencia---7 PM
April 7, at Black Oak, 1441 Shattuck----7:30 PM
April 10, at The Hemlock, 11331 Polk (writing, film & music)---8 PM
Loren Bell will be at one of the events. That's the real Loren
Bell, not the recently cloned Loren Bell (also quite mustached,
brilliant, and witty--thanks, Genentech!) some of you have
seen wandering around the cubicles, and he hopes you can attend. Prosit!
This issue of the English
Department Newsletter has been sponsored by the good people of
Bring your students to
Cyberia in Art Ext 265.
to more about Cyberia. Prepare to be amazed when you see
the new Cyberia
lab activity sheet! This could change the way you teach and
use lab technology. Be amazed.
Cyberia: It's Cool.
sure your students take advantage of the Writing Lab's Grammar and
Composition Strategy workshops and new Grammar Room!
to the schedule!
ENGLISH ELIGIBILITY EXAM
Week of April 18
WHAT: Once a
semester, the English Department gives the English Eligibility Exam
for students who want to demonstrate reading and writing competency
so they can skip a class or classes in the sequence. Some students
also use this exam for initial placement. Any student may take this
exam, but students need to earn a grade of C or higher in their
current English class to use this exam to advance.
WHEN and WHERE:
During the week of April 18, the exam is given four times, but you
may take the exam only once a semester. Come at any one of the
times listed below; be on time and bring your student ID, a dictionary, and a pen.
April 19, 2-4 in Arts 303
April 20, 9-11 in Conlan 101
April 20, 3-5 in Arts 303
April 21, 7-9PM in R301 (Library)
Workshops for those who want more information before taking the exam
will be held on Tuesday, April 5, from 4-6 in R304 and Wednesday,
April 13, from 3-5 in R304.
WHO: Contact Joan
Wilson, English Eligibility Coordinator, in Batmale 514. (Call
239-3574 or e-mail
public service reminder--
The Cyberia Alternative
Cooperative Nursery in Art Ext 265 is still accepting applications
for summer session. Schedule contingent upon classroom and
open lab use.
See more babies.