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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Teaching Juvenal

Teaching the Roman satirist Juvenal today in "Patriarchal Conventions and Convictions" at Berkeley -- Caesar's imperial revolution has prevailed over Cicero's republican revolution and the critical/rhetorical public has been driven underground to flower in perverse ridicule. Less than two weeks remain of these summer intensives, and yet preparing for and psyching myself up to and delivering these relentless daily multi-hour lectures is like slogging through a swamp. I haven't performed this incessantly since I was a musical child-star in the dinner theatre circuit in Kentuckiana (ask me sometime).

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