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Marilyn Patton - English

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Marilyn Patton

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Course Syllabi


Drama, fiction, Asian-American literature, science fiction, Shakespeare
B.A. Stanford University, M.A. and Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz
from "The Grand Armada" chapter of Moby-Dick on whales:
And thus, though surrounded by circle upon circle of consternations and affrights, did these inscrutable creatures at the centre freely and fearlessly indulge in all peaceful concernments; yea, serenely revelled in dalliance and delight. But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there I still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
and from "The Line" - a different view:
All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life. 
Winter 2018
No classes found for Winter 2018.

Spring 2018
No classes found for Spring 2018.

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email icon Email: Marilyn Patton
phone icon Phone: 831.234.1697


Last Updated: 4/22/16