- Washingtonville, NY, USA
- member since February 12, 2009
Ryan Z’s last login was Friday, October 25, 2013.
I had Morreale for research methods. That man was a walking library--truly very knowledgeable and well-read, though I didn't get much from his course. I don't think I was ready for what he had to offer.
But Goldpaugh! Goldpaugh remains one of the three best teachers I've ever had---certainly the most memorable. I credit him with most shaping my teaching style. Also, he ignited my love of Modernism and always had time, after class was over, to speak about issues I thought were interesting. I should drop him a line, if only to say thanks.
Hope you're doing well. I have a baby son now named Sawyer. Life couldn't be better. Also, I got a Kindle--so much reading to do!
I had Saunders early on, I believe. She was tough on me, but I had aspirations of being a poet and she was honest. I wasn't ready at the time. Doubt if she'll remember me. I also had Morreale (so incredibly well-read), Andrews (for drama--I think he expected me to have more interest--but we grew on each other; I believe he was also my advisor), Goldpaugh (perhaps the finest teacher I've ever had--I've appropriated many of his mannerisms as my own, and he always was willing to stay after class and discuss the issues we could never quite iron out in a group), Grinnell (another of my absolute favorites-- you must take his Shakespeare or Renaissance Lit classes--he is a true gentleman scholar, kind and wise), Kotzin (a Jewish scholar that made me appreciate the necessity of multiculturalism), and Machacek (ask him to rap you his "Willy Shakes" lines, hilarious. Another terrific, lovably goofy genius who piqued my interest with the ancient Greeks and Romans). Do you have Haruta for linguistics? I had other professors that I don't think are there any longer.
Writing to you makes me miss all of these old characters from my college days. Make much of it--trust me.