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6. Sign of Apocalypse #817
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  -'Twilight' is required reading in a college lit course The Straight Story  Feb-01-11 05:14 PM   #0 
  - well, it is OSU after all...  ironrooster   Feb-01-11 05:18 PM   #1 
  - Aww fuck! That's my and my brother's alma mater. Now I gotta  Guy Whitey Corngood   Feb-01-11 06:21 PM   #18 
  - I had to read "the Celestine Prophecy" for a graj level English Education class once  blondeatlast   Feb-01-11 05:21 PM   #2 
  - I'm not seeing the problem here  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-02-11 09:51 AM   #64 
  - GAH!!!! WHICH OSU??? THERE ARE THREE OF THEM!!!  Taverner   Feb-01-11 05:24 PM   #3 
  - I was wondering that too. I have to decide whether or not this is mockably stupid...  petronius   Feb-01-11 06:16 PM   #13 
  - It's Ohio State.  DarthDem   Feb-01-11 06:39 PM   #25 
  - yeah, very sad indeed.  ixion   Feb-01-11 05:24 PM   #4 
  - I've never read Twilight, nor is it my cup of tea  RandySF   Feb-01-11 05:26 PM   #5 
  - "Twilight" "does not have literary value"  NuclearDem   Feb-01-11 05:29 PM   #7 
  - I read book one to please my girlfriend.  Codeine   Feb-01-11 06:18 PM   #15 
  - I am ashamed to say I read all four  Arkana   Feb-01-11 06:53 PM   #31 
  - I did sit through the first two movies  customerserviceguy   Feb-01-11 08:12 PM   #34 
  - I can sum up the reason I've sat through any of the movies in two words:  NuclearDem   Feb-01-11 08:14 PM   #36 
     - My lady and I trade  customerserviceguy   Feb-01-11 08:32 PM   #39 
  - WTF? A demon baby chews it's way out??  tammywammy   Feb-01-11 08:54 PM   #43 
  - Eh...Twilight could STILL probably make that lame...  NuclearDem   Feb-01-11 08:58 PM   #44 
  - I've never read any of the books nor seen any of the movies.  tammywammy   Feb-01-11 09:01 PM   #46 
  - Not kidding. Google "Breaking Dawn birth scene".  Arkana   Feb-02-11 11:48 AM   #75 
  - The best part is that wolfboy "imprints" (falls in love with, forever) the newborn.  joshcryer   Feb-02-11 01:40 PM   #81 
  - I would like to know  RandySF   Feb-01-11 09:04 PM   #47 
  - Deadman wanking  Bad Scooter   Feb-02-11 01:50 PM   #83 
  - seriously? this is what mormons think about? jeez.  Hannah Bell   Feb-01-11 10:25 PM   #55 
  - I read the first and about half of the second  NuclearDem   Feb-01-11 08:13 PM   #35 
  - first thing i've ever agreed with you on. tried to read the first one to see what the kids were  Hannah Bell   Feb-01-11 10:12 PM   #50 
     - We probably agree on a whole range of stuff,  Codeine   Feb-01-11 10:22 PM   #52 
     - i made it a third of the way through before i admitted i was wasting my time  bedazzled   Feb-03-11 09:28 AM   #95 
  - Pssst......Mary Shelley wasn't male  PVnRT   Feb-01-11 08:48 PM   #40 
  - Sign of Apocalypse #817  Leithan   Feb-01-11 05:26 PM   #6 
  - It's not that uncommon to read a popular modern work in a lit class...  antigone382   Feb-01-11 05:38 PM   #8 
  - Right.  H2O Man   Feb-01-11 06:24 PM   #21 
  - Critical reading skills, even.  antigone382   Feb-01-11 06:55 PM   #32 
  - It's an example of Mormon family-values propaganda  PVnRT   Feb-01-11 08:49 PM   #41 
  - Sure, but that still makes it relevant to an examination of the way that mythos is invoked...  antigone382   Feb-01-11 10:08 PM   #48 
  - And sometimes dreck  pscot   Feb-02-11 11:06 AM   #72 
     - Look, if you want to act like I'm saying that Twilight is a seminal work of art, then I'm done.  antigone382   Feb-02-11 01:34 PM   #79 
     - Odd... the same implication was given  LanternWaste   Feb-03-11 08:09 AM   #91 
  - It's very popular. Whatever it is at it's core, it's resonated with a large audience, and  Marr   Feb-01-11 10:26 PM   #56 
  - Agreed.  erodriguez   Feb-01-11 08:50 PM   #42 
  - +1  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-02-11 09:54 AM   #65 
  - Well said. We did similar exercises in art history.  Marr   Feb-01-11 10:23 PM   #53 
  - I get the feeling youhaven't read it. This is NO Nosferatu.  FourScore   Feb-02-11 01:38 PM   #80 
     - Which is why it's worth examining.  antigone382   Feb-02-11 01:43 PM   #82 
  - and? it could be put to good use, depending on the course and how it's used  fishwax   Feb-01-11 05:42 PM   #9 
  - I'd think it would be more appropriate for a Pop Culture class. Aren't there other modern works  KittyWampus   Feb-01-11 05:42 PM   #10 
  - Why? If you are studying Bram Stoker's Dracula & Frankenstein, why would you pick Stepford Wives  Iris   Feb-01-11 10:34 PM   #59 
  - Rosemary's Baby would've been a good one.  bedazzled   Feb-03-11 09:30 AM   #96 
  - Nothing unusual about it IMO I had to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,  Raine   Feb-01-11 06:02 PM   #11 
  - Compare and contrast, kiddies  MorningGlow   Feb-01-11 06:14 PM   #12 
  - My 7rh grade daughter did a  exboyfil   Feb-02-11 04:12 AM   #60 
     - Ugh, Hawthorne and Hemingway... I love reading classics even as a very young child  KittyWampus   Feb-02-11 09:48 AM   #62 
     - Need a Puritan era novel for literature  exboyfil   Feb-02-11 01:25 PM   #78 
     - Undaunted Courage  pokerfan   Feb-02-11 06:18 PM   #85 
        - I agree with you totally  exboyfil   Feb-03-11 07:40 AM   #90 
  - Meh I've required Carrie for a similar class  tishaLA   Feb-01-11 06:17 PM   #14 
  - The difference being the fact that Mr. King can build a sentence  Codeine   Feb-01-11 06:20 PM   #16 
  - Carrie is a well-written, powerful book  mainer   Feb-01-11 06:41 PM   #27 
  - stephen kind is way better, & way less pretentious.  Hannah Bell   Feb-01-11 10:26 PM   #57 
  - One of my favorite authors  walldude   Feb-01-11 06:21 PM   #17 
  - OMG like tooootally!  Guy Whitey Corngood   Feb-01-11 06:23 PM   #19 
  - geez, if they want to read about vampires, I can think of several authors who do a MUCH better job,  niyad   Feb-01-11 06:24 PM   #20 
  - Good taste FAIL.  Odin2005   Feb-01-11 06:25 PM   #22 
  - I don't think that college students should be reading  eilen   Feb-01-11 06:31 PM   #23 
  - Oh, yeah, The Vampire Lesat would've been a good choice  bedazzled   Feb-03-11 09:33 AM   #97 
  - are Danielle Steele and Dan Brown assigned for next semester?  provis99   Feb-01-11 06:35 PM   #24 
  - That professor should be fired.  Arkana   Feb-01-11 06:40 PM   #26 
  - Maybe it's an effort to get them to read something.  Cleita   Feb-01-11 06:46 PM   #28 
  - OSU is not worthy of it's accreditation if they are requiring a love novel  Dawson Leery   Feb-01-11 06:50 PM   #29 
  - In Stephenie Meyer's world, it's OK for a man to watch you sleep  Arkana   Feb-01-11 06:51 PM   #30 
  - Edward is a stalker. That was my impression.  mainer   Feb-01-11 08:17 PM   #37 
  - HE SAID HE LOVES ME IT'S OKAY  NuclearDem   Feb-01-11 08:17 PM   #38 
     - I love Rob Pattinson, though, because in his interviews  Arkana   Feb-02-11 11:50 AM   #76 
  - Please see my reply #68 above. (I teach college English.) nt  tblue37   Feb-02-11 10:23 AM   #70 
  - It's a college lit course  customerserviceguy   Feb-01-11 08:08 PM   #33 
  - Not this argument again. PLENTY of English Lit majors have jobs and being able to think and anlayze  Iris   Feb-01-11 10:15 PM   #51 
     - True  customerserviceguy   Feb-02-11 06:03 PM   #84 
        - Not at all. Because the article in the OP said that Dracula and Franekenstein were also being read  Iris   Feb-02-11 10:18 PM   #88 
  - So last week, a guy brought in a life sized Edward as a joke for his boss  tammywammy   Feb-01-11 08:58 PM   #45 
  - Interview with the Vampire was on one of my college reading lists.  Marr   Feb-01-11 10:11 PM   #49 
  - I wish it were Goth.  Codeine   Feb-01-11 10:24 PM   #54 
  - It is a course focused on that genre fiction  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-01-11 10:28 PM   #58 
  - I usually try not to get wound up when it comes to stuff like this, but DAMN  Union Scribe   Feb-02-11 04:22 AM   #61 
  - It's a popular current novel. We read Love Story in my honors class.  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-02-11 09:50 AM   #63 
  - This is what I like about libraries. You can waste your time for free. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-02-11 09:54 AM   #66 
  - Meh...vampires. Zombies are where it's at...nt  SidDithers   Feb-02-11 10:07 AM   #67 
  - As a college English instructor, I can assure you that there is nothing bizarre  tblue37   Feb-02-11 10:16 AM   #68 
  - Hmmm  ismnotwasm   Feb-02-11 10:20 AM   #69 
  - I tried reading it.  bikebloke   Feb-02-11 10:35 AM   #71 
  - same here. I got through like 5 pages before I gave up.  AmandaMae   Feb-02-11 11:11 AM   #73 
  - I generally don't consume literary Happy Meals.  MilesColtrane   Feb-02-11 11:28 AM   #74 
  - And the problem is?  montanto   Feb-02-11 12:00 PM   #77 
  - Twilight is like soccer  dannward   Feb-02-11 06:19 PM   #86 
  - I recommend this article about "Twilight" in the London Review of Books  miscsoc   Feb-02-11 06:31 PM   #87 
  - Proof that the worse it is, the more it will be published  AnnieBW   Feb-02-11 10:40 PM   #89 
  - What our parents considered "the classics", we considered boring and passe'!  DailyGrind51   Feb-03-11 08:27 AM   #92 
  - I have no problem with this and see it as a good idea, especially for an honors course..  JVS   Feb-03-11 08:35 AM   #93 
  - Anybody else watch Top Chef All-Stars?  End Of The Road   Feb-03-11 08:46 AM   #94 
  - Good ol' OSU...  MellowDem   Feb-03-11 09:51 AM   #98 
  - I can kinda see this  jmowreader   Feb-03-11 04:26 PM   #99 

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