Test of Time
A colleague of mine has students record their reactions towards reading assignments in Intro. to Lit. She was laughing/crying about one journal in particular.
"Just because something has stood the test of time doesn't mean it's good" one student wrote about Oedipus (apparently he doesn't believe anything written in the B.C. should be read in the A.D. [except for the O.T.] if you get my drift). "This is the section I've been dreading since I saw the syllabus" he wrote about Dickinson. Well, he's honest.
Man, now I'm going to assign journals too.