Why do people study classics and English?
That’s easy. Naked statues and dirty stories.
— Daniel Mendelsohn
- It is important to note he was referencing a former classicist professor’s explanation. He was a speaker at the 2014 Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society (via thetragicoptimist)
The Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society is celebrating its 90th Anniversary. I had the opportunity to interview the participants in the film and co-produce this brief video that highlights the essence of the organization and the love of literature, language, and writing. I hope you enjoy the clip, and if you aren’t a member, I hope you consider joining.
- Caroline (Carrie) Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
For more information about joining the English honor society, please visit http://www.english.org/sigmatd/
I try not to think too much when I’m writing. I try my best to listen. To feel my way through the heft of a single word, through its shape, the sound it makes, even the spaces between words. I try to hear and then try to speak to what I think I hear and to see what I wouldn’t otherwise see and say. I think that’s what goes on when I write but I can’t be certain.
- Peter Markus (via mttbll)