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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Because a recently-hired English professor was unexpectedly let go due to various indiscretions, a last-minute opportunity has arisen for me to teach all or part of an honors class on C. S. Lewis. I'm trying to decide if I should accept. On the one hand, Lewis is one of my literary heroes, and teaching would be a nice break from the library routine. On the other hand, I haven't taught in almost six years, I wouldn't have much time for prep, and the class would cut deeply into my free time. What to do?

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Blogger Kate said...

Do it! I have a feeling it would be a great experience for you, and would provide a break from the norm.

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Blogger Felix said...

I agree. What are you waiting for?

You may not have taught for a few years, but you *have* taught in an undergraduate environment, your knowledge of Lewis is comparable to that of anyone but a specialist scholar, and you couldn't ask for a more interesting opportunity to re-enter the teaching field. Reading and re-reading the relevant Lewisiana would, I suspect, be a pleasure.

Teaching such a class would also look good on a tenure application or in future career moves, if you're contemplating such things.

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