When I signed up for English 366, “Literature and the Other Arts,” my understanding of what the class might be like was based on a pretty literal interpretation of the course name. I don’t really remember reading the course description, but I assumed we would be looking at paintings and listening to music, in addition to reading different works of literature, perhaps thinking about how these forms of art are alike and different in the ways they create meaning. And the funniest part about it is, I thought that a class like that would be interesting because it would be a big departure from what I’m used to – like, not just writing essays/papers about literature, but essays and papers about literature and paintings and music. Pretty radical change, right? So exciting! Haha – I had no idea what was actually in store for me. I mean talk about complete departure – playlists; podcasts; collages – this course has almost been paperless! And this is an English class!
Anyway, I think you understand that I was, surprised.