Commentary: On commentary

2011 road trip to the Bard MAT program, during which I first wrote the syllabus
On my 2011 road trip from Philadelphia to the Bard MAT program in California, during which I first wrote the syllabus for the Williams course.

In summer 2012, I’ll be writing a series of short commentaries devoted to my course Literature 512: William Carlos Williams, a graduate seminar in the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching program. Students on the literature track in the MAT program are asked to take at least one course devoted to a “major author,” and I chose Williams because of the very way his work questions the notion of major and minor literature, the singularity of the individual author, and the relevance of the “major author” for twentieth-century poetics. The title of this series comes from Williams’s essay “Against the Weather: A Study of the Artist.” 

Stay tuned.