miércoles, abril 20, 2005


A couple of students came up after the panel to ask what Hagiography meant.

It's all about power, right? I remember hearing a professor using that word--what don Alfonso would call a $20-word, and I thought, I'm going to use words like that. But honestly, when I was the student, I had an experience of alienation, and in proving myself as a professor, i used the tool of alienation on students.

So yes, Hagiography is a $20-word for "saint's life" or the writing or study of "saint's lives"

Must have been in my Chaucer class where I first heard that word.

I guess in my case, what i'm doing is Gaigiography :)