I'm really looking forward to our discussion on Tuesday. I've been thinking carefully about the question I posed to you:
Discuss something in your studies or your personal experience that caused you to fundamentally change, or deeply rethink, or simply question, your understanding of a work of literature. (For clarification, this needn't be an exclusively academic experience: it could be a conversation with someone, travel to a particular place, re-reading a book at a different moment in your life, and so on.) How did you previously view the work? What happened that prompted your thinking to change? How did you view the work after this experience?
I have a couple of particular examples from my own experience that I'll probably share in class, but I really look forward to hearing what you have to say about this issue. I'll ask the first set of bloggers to elaborate on this question, and the first set of commenters to respond to it. As far as my own blogging, I'll probably elaborate in writing tomorrow night on what we discussed in class.