We have money to make and worlds to save, so why should we spend our time doing this? It’s a question that is timely without being new–and although it’s phrased often in tones that range from skeptical to snarky, it also weighs heavily on the most avid readers sometimes. I know.
And I can imagine that every senior who graduates from Queens College with honors in English has found some cause to ask:
Posing those questions in the seminar over the course of this year, we’ll read the ways they’re written through literary traditions that precede us by centuries, and we’ll hone our answers together.