19 September 2010, beginning of the academic year, which is like New Year for us, teachers. A good moment to start a new blog. I believe blogs should focus on a single theme, so here’s mine: the joys of teaching literature. Those who know me will quickly realise this is both an ironic and a straightforward title, as I love teaching literature (and cultural studies) but suffer for that, teaching as we do under less than ideal conditions. It is my aim to add once a week a short comment on what goes on in class, as I try to instill my students with a love for what I know is a hopelessly old-fashioned cultural practice: reading! If none reads me, this will help me at least to think about what I do and why I do it. Best, Sara.