Dr. B.Lee Hobbs, a professor of English who has worked in various sectors of education since 1993, invites you to participate in this online space for all Literature/Language/Writing scholars & students willing to meet, discuss, engage, learn & resolve issues in an academic discourse--ongoing since 2005.
The death of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences people go through in their life. What makes it the most difficult to cope with is the fact we can no longer speak with them face to face. In Christina Rossetti’s poem, Echo, she explains through her dream that she has lost her lover many years ago and her only way of seeing him is through her dreams. In this poem, the author uses her dreams as the contextual symbolism of communication.
Defiance. Dir. Edward Zwick. Perf. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, et. al. Paramount, 2008.
21 February 2009
ENG 340 Students,
A big, sincere "thanks" to all of you who took time out of your Saturday today to come with me to the screening of Edward Zwick's Defiance at the Muvico Starlight 20 Cinema today on Bruce B. Downs in New Tampa.
The Work. Dir. Bernard Offen. Perf. Bernard Offen. DVD. www.Bernardoffen.org, 1983. 37 minutes.
ENG 340 Students,
In our last meeting, we, unfortunately, did not get to discuss the screening in much detail since it completed just as the class meeting did. Because of the levity of the film's subject, I realize that some of you probably needed to "process" a little. Please remember that you can always stay after class to discuss if you would like or come by during my office hours to do so as well. I read in some of your comments that you were getting nightmares and, although I do want you to absorb this material, I don't want it to have an adverse affect on your health.
As an optional assignment, please consider discussing this short documentary of Bernard Offen that we screened in a previous class meeting (cited below) in this entry's comment box.