Today, my sophomore Humanities class began a four week study of Hamlet, and I opened our time in the play with a few comments on Harold Bloom’s introductory essay to Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. The lecture is available to download by clicking here.
Today, one of my more capable rhetoric students said she practiced her speeches in different accents, which made her more aware of the words she was speaking. Quite clever. Such awareness is often quite difficult for rookie writers, so I was doubly impressed.