Dorothy Wang is an assistant professor at Williams College in Massachusetts.
Did anyone mention "Lorrie Moore" in class when you taught stories from Bed?NO.
I know your class, or one of your classes, is also a class about New York City; did you or your students visit places you read about in my books?ST. MARK'S BOOKSTORE and CHINATOWN.
Have you ever had a student who you honestly felt had "hatred" towards another student?NOT REALLY.
When I visited your class 2-3 of your students "defeated me" intellectually, I think at first I tried defending what I was talking about about identity and being "Asian" but at one point I said, "I don't know," or something a lot, I was defeated, do your students ever defeat you?Sometimes though not too often because being a professor is a lot like being a performer. One tries to turn their questions around to ask them what they're thinking, etc. But sometimes I'm somewhat defeated. I had two "mean girls" in that class you met and they tried to get the upper hand and actually made that class rather unpleasant. They were bullies and I suddenly had flashbacks of an earlier time. I suppose that's some sort of defeat.
What kind of beverages do your students bring into class?Not much--sometimes water or coffee.