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Re: Greenlee's book, DECal, and other professional pursuits; WAS: "I have an idea..."

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Sunday, June 3, 2001, 19:33
In a message dated 6/3/01 9:22:25 AM, scaves@FRONTIERNET.NET writes:

<< I don't know what this is.  I attended graduate school at Berkeley from


1982, and got my doctorate in medieval English literature.  Is this some

kind of

special course?  What does the D.E.C. stand for?  Decal.  Clever. >>

    DECal stands for "Democratic Education at Cal", and it's a thing where
anybody on the campus can teach any class they want to, as long as they get a
professor to sign off on it (so, I guess professors could really do whatever
the hell they wanted to...).  I've taken DECal classes on the Doors and
Esperanto (with two native speakers--how 'bout that?), and there are also
classes on the Simpsons, Tolkien (of course), sexuality, community service,
martial arts, and a few that produce publications.  It's a really cool
program, and I've wanted in for a long time.

<<I'd be glad to send you something.  I published an on-line article on

CONLANGing and "audience" for the Australian electronic journal

_MC: A Journal on Media and Culture_.  I could send you that as well.

Or you could just download it.  It appeared in March of last year and it's

archived at:

It represents work I'm doing on a larger scale.  ("Sally Caves"

is my _nom de plume_; here I publish under my "other" name.)>>

    I'll definitely include this.  Thank you very much! ~:D

<<By the way, Matt Pearson taught a very successful class at Wisconsin,>>

    Can you give me something, Matt?  :)