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March 14, 2012



I love Romola! But I agree that trying to force it upon students might be dangerous.

I actually have the same problem with students trying to read funny with a straight face. Hilarious tends not to come up, but jokes and irony come up quite a bit. Plato's Socrates is actually constantly cracking jokes, and getting students to realize that they are, in fact, jokes, is often difficult -- once you're explaining the punchlines, it's already too late.

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