by Arnold Weinstein, Brown University, 3 Jun – 26 Aug 2013
My first ever MMOC course and it was fantabulous! I finished the first part of the course, which includes reading from Prevost’s Manon Lescaut, Jane Eyre, Melville’s Bartleby + Benito Cereno, Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. Yeah, I can’t believe it myself! I had been in absolute reading slump for ages, and this just took me right out of it. Perhaps what I need is a little direction and a higher purpose. Professor Weinstein and Coursera was like manna from heaven. It led me to a bunch of courses from The Great Courses website (more by Prof Weinstein), more reading, and more learning more than ever. I’m officially an MMOC addict!