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
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
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? :)