Coming of Age in Our Curriculum

The film High Fidelity opens with a close-up of a very melancholy Rob Gordon who poses the question, “What came first, the music or the misery?[…] Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?” A similar question could easily be asked of scholars of English. I have been asked the question several times each year since I first began teaching: “Why do we read such sad stories…

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Will Arndt

Will Arndt

Is an English teacher living in Salem, MA. When not grading essays, he can be found strolling with his lovely fiancée and adorable puppy. Life is good.