Well put, Ron.
On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Ron Clinton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've been here, if not from the start, then close to it, and I recall that
> under Bill Denton's moderation there was an implicit, though perhaps not
> required, focus on literary works. Threads that dwelt too long in
> discussions of films/et al were steered back on a bookish course via Bill's
> firm suggestion. Perhaps I'm recalling it more vividly that it actually
> was, but that's my recollection.
> 'Course, it's all moot now since -- again, for better or worse (and we all
> have our opinion on that issue) -- those are no longer the guidelines by
> which the list abides.
> However, for those of us who prefer the book-related threads, it's easy --
> as with any list -- to just pick and choose the threads we wish to read.
> Ron C.
> > I've been here since it started and I don't recall film or television
> > proscribed topics. I think the original aim was to primarily to discuss
> literature but,
> > as visual texts are also written, I think the interpretation has always
> been toward
> > the broader sense of "text".
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