1.30.2007

Visual Readers

For class last week, we read Kafka's short story "In the Penal Colony." I like the piece because it's about a writing machine used for executions. Umm: yeah.

At the start of our discussion, I asked if someone could come up to the board and draw the machine. Expecting hesitation, I got none: K, a highly visual reader, raised her hand and quickly gave us this detailed and highly accurate schematic:

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:53 AM

    Deutschsprachige Literatur bei euch im Unterricht! Hervorragend! -tt

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  2. Anonymous10:59 AM

    Free e-text versions of Kafaka's shorter works:

    http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/kafka/kafkatofc.htm

    Decent translations.

    -xxrjayos

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  3. metaspencer11:04 AM

    Oh yeah: it's all German, all the time in my classes. :)

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  4. Soundtrack for this image: The Cult, "Love Removal Machine."

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  5. katka7:32 PM

    A testament to your brilliance as a teacher.

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