Things have been rather quiet here lately. The term is limping along. At Carleton, we’re in week 7 of our nine-and-a-half week term. This fall, the flu is taking full advantage of the stressed and sleep-deprived student body. As of this morning, 30% of my Latin 101 class is out with a reported case of the flu.
To pass the time until the crisis has passed and some original content becomes available, here’s a an article I published in New England Classical Journal about Latin in the Progressive Era, focusing specifically on an episode in Jean Webster’s novel for girls, Just Patty (1911). The article is a downloadable PDF file.
“Girls Reading Vergil: Stories of Latin and Progressive Education.” Originally published in New England Classical Journal 32.2 (May 2006). Copyright © 2006 by Rob Hardy.