Thursday, September 04, 2008

Hidden Treasure

One of my colleagues retired this past spring, and gave me a bunch of books, including a number of books I could pass along to my students. So yesterday I passed them along.

And as I was doing so, I happened to see a paper in one, folded over, actually several papers, a mimeographed syllabus from a class on an author that I've not read (or if I have, I don't remember). And yet, this looks like a whole undergrad class focused on, yes, Gower.


  1. Wow. Is there a date on it? That's terrific, and amazing. . . so much of the history of education gets lost when folks throw out old syllabi (never mind now, when it's all electronic.)

  2. Oh that is so funny! No wonder Gower is always on the GRE subject test. I mean, I've read some Gower, but a *whole* *class* on him? Hm, I think I only know one scholar today who could pull that off and I don't think even he would do it at the undergrad level.