The Lewis Walpole Library is now accepting applications for its residential masterclass, A Contest of Two Genres: Graphic Satire and Anglo-American History Painting in the Long Eighteenth Century. The residential course will be led by Mark Salber Phillips (Carleton University) and Cynthia Roman (Lewis Walpole Library), and will take place 15-18 May. According to the […]
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Topic sounds interesting. However, if the above course syllabus is any indication of what one might expect of the classroom lectures, mortals might require a translator to bring the diction back to comprehensible English. 🙂
Ha! Indeed. Although at least this description has the benefit of making the seminar sound like hard work, as opposed to being an enjoyable couple of days spent looking at paintings and prints.
Good point, Matt!
Alternatively, in a more direct manner of achieving the same objective, couldn’t the course coordinator just have issued a disclaimer along the lines of: “For those of you who fear that this course will be interesting and stimulating, please rest assured it will not be. Rather, In our longstanding tradition of dehydrating academic topics, we will continue to uphold our campus’ reputation as a sanctuary where ‘where fun comes to die’ and demonstrate that we can make even the most interesting of subjects pretentious and dull.”