Belltown, Seattle | Member Since 2012
The woman's inflections are not appropriate to the material -- she is trying to sell it -- the text but it's not oratory or narrative, it's discourse, and her interpretation is more appropriate to one of plato's dialogues. it's very hard to listen to, since logically many of the statements are either shallow or unproven in terms of their characterization of the hard sciences. she should be reading children's books.
this is not the best question. the purpose of the anthology of essays is to assert that the study of the english canon (and comic books) has relevance in the 21st century -- which is a big stretch. i was an english major and hold a masters in fine arts and a masters in computer science. so i feel competent to assess the assertions of the essays, but the reading by the woman obscures meaning for emotion ... i want wring her neck.
not if she is reading non-fiction. she would be good for jane austen.
this is not fiction. the addition of rating the story, if i were writing the software, would check to see if the text was narrative or not before generating these components of the window -- it's not hard to do. it just requires thinking about the context of its use. this probably sounded to someone like a real social network kind of question -- What if we removed Ophelia from Hamlet? etc. fine. but the person in charge of putting this up should have realized that this is all incorrectly tilted towards fiction when the whole point of software is to be able to dynamically specialize to the user's personal choices.
a university of texas publication is not mainstream academic but i'm interested to see what english doctorates are doing with their education -- so, this book addresses that. but without assigning a reader that can better pitch that, the book becomes almost unlistenable. i don't know how these author/reader pairings get done, but there should be some critical judgement shown. i suppose getting anyone to actually read this book was difficult given the obviously small audience. but as someone once said about one of my efforts, if you can't provide the full functionality, then it's probably better not to let it out at all: you can't give a warm-hearted emotional reading to academic essays -- particularly in a field that is suspect for producing shallow misapplications of hard science in the absence of measurable content. why should a university pay someone to assert that comic books represent human knowledge. And then to sing-song that with a womanly warmth and secret smile -- give me a break. this is exactly why i left the humanities:
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