[DWJ] Book recommendations

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Fri Nov 17 02:39:58 EST 2006


Actually, I think Frankenstein is heaps easier to teach, and as I said 
before, I've never been tempted to teach Wuthering Heights, although I 
did appreciate it as an undergrad. A little less cynicism about other 
people's professions would be nice.

robyn

Mark Allums wrote:

> My totally non-expert theory as to why _Wuthering Heights_ is still 
> around after all this time:
>
> English professors find it easy to teach.  They get tired of students 
> whining about whatever choice the instructor made last semester in 
> books, and want something that is easy for students to read and 
> comprehend that they can create lectures around with a minimum of fuss 
> and bother.  Then they can stand back and with a straight face call it 
> a classic example of the gothic novel.
>
> --Mark Allums
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