JOBS IN EDUCATION
WANTED: Teacher with a Funny Bone
- A deep personal commitment to the nexus of knowledge and laughter.
- Experience reading and accepting the wit and wisdom of Roz Chast, born and raised in Brooklyn, who has been drawing since childhood.
- Understanding and appreciation of the value of chintz covered chairs and Baroque picture frames, and, generally speaking, everything related to middle class America in the 1950’s.
- Finely tuned communication skills, including but not limited to Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast 1978-2006, and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
- Advance a curriculum that would include discussions such as:
The artist’s reflections of everyday life and the power of black and white (she started with single panel black and white drawings) graphics.
Why Roz hand-lettered the title pages of her books, why her books feature a cartoon of herself rather than the typical author photograph, and other mysteries.
How the artist’s perspective on a family translates for you.
|During the summer, I started to assemble ideas and research for a five-week BOLLI course under the working title “Everything I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned from Roz Chast.”
During the past few months as I immersed myself in four new BOLLI courses, I realized that I just don’t have the skills necessary to deliver this course myself. Is there anybody out there who might like to do so? If you’d be interested and would like to see a potential bibliography for such a course before you decide, please let me know. Thanks for your time and interest!
Lydia Bogar (Toehead8@verizon.net)
Our own “Renaissance Woman,” Lydia has done everything from teaching English to doing volunteer emergency service. We’re lucky to have her volunteering, these days, to help with BOLLI Matters!