Thursday, March 20, 2008

Barrelling through the fourth wall

A number of professors said the most disarming thing of all to students is when they encounter a professor not on a Web page, but in the real world.

When a student spotted Mr. Gosling on a street near campus, he said, “She looked at me in, like, horror. Like, ‘Wait a minute, you have a life?’ The idea that I would continue to exist — it was sort of a violation of her expectations.”
--Stephanie Rosenbloom, NYT, on the professor outside the classroom

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