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What IS literature? Why do we study it?

That was the the topic of the entire 3 hour and 10 minute Literature Theory class I have the opportunity to take notes of for a student with disability the first half of this summer.

…expression of a person’s thoughts/ideas written down (or not)? message in a story? artistic merit? subjectivity or objectivity? something that lasts? what society values based of economic conditions? etc.

So much universality and relative talk. Theorist can’t pin down the exact answer. These college kids (mainly English majors) will be reading Freud and Marx, among others. In my eyes, it’s a pity and disturbing to know how confused even the professor seems to be. He didn’t even give an answer. He agreed with the class a lot.

I was ITCHING to say things in today’s class; so when everyone was dismissed, I have requested permission to interject my two cents when ever I feel like. It was granted. ;D We shall see how it goes!

~CONVERSATION CARRIED ON~

Friend: isn’t literature just “words on paper”??

Me: Apparently, according to this class, “words on paper” is your opinion, postulate, theory, assumption, subjectivity. Thus, it is not necessarily true for someone else. What they are teaching is the POSTMODERNISM worldview: reality is what individuals or social groups make it to be.

Friend: So nothing is TRUE. What a wonderful world that must be

What are your thoughts?

I received an email from CampusReform.org with this GREAT activism idea.  FLYAF took this idea and we went to Florida Atlantic University and did it.  It was fun!

The FL State Chairman and I passed out about 300 of these flyers. Of course there were those who refused to take the paper.  Others took it, read the heading and either dropped it on the floor or set it on the nearest table or even trashed it.  In fact, there were a few “professor”-looking people, we handed this sheet to and they purposely walked by grabbing a second sheet and trashed it right in front of us.  One student yelled out, “Racist!”  But that doesn’t apply to us.  One girl said, “I voted for him,” but is she satisfied with the results of her vote?  She is so blinded she can’t see it.  Some students seemed to make a hoot just with the heading.  They liked it, I guess.  And who wouldn’t? 😀  I heard one guy say, “Finally there is someone who thinks Obama sucks!”

What was fun to me was when students on bikes or skateboards “flew” by grabbing the flyers out of my outstretched hands.  Then I also slid one of these on top of a book that one student was reading as he had his head down while walking by.  I said, “Sorry for interrupting your reading, but this is important.” lol.  After I did that, it sure made me laugh.

Other students read one of our signs that said, “Annoy a Liberal, Join Today!” and they were so excited they would say, “I want to annoy a liberal!”

[This is] a thorough debunking of President Obama’s promises. In fact, it’s a rather appalling list of his many lies on spending, health care, taxes, the war, energy policy, and government transparency.

Show your campus what “hope and change” has really brought to our country. You’ll do a good deed — and have a lot of fun in the process.

Here is the PDF (or just click on the sample below).  Make your own copies and pass them out at your high school or college campus.  Then come back here and let me know how it went!!

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