This morning I met with students from Professor Donald Hassler's Literature Studies and Honors courses at Kent State University to discuss International Authors. This semester, Professor Hassler has students reading Emanations: Second Sight.
We covered a variety of topics, which I'll list here while they are fresh in my memory:
Commercial Writing v. "Literary" Writing
Milton to Locke to the American Revolution
Critical Synoptics and Analytic Philosophy
The International Authors edition of The Scarlet Letter
Dario Rivarossa's Dante was a Fantasy Writer
Elkie Riches' novel Reclamation
"How to write"
The concept of the refereed journal, and the role of readers and the editorial advisory board
The hegemony of the English language, globalism; corporations and globalism
Kent State University students at the meeting:
Many thanks to Professor Hassler and his students!