[LMB] OT: colleges; was Roses, fairy tales

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 16:56:53 GMT 2019


Is this the Carlton in Minnesota?  I went to their cross town rival St.
Olaf.

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
wrote:

> On Dec 18, 2019, at 11:18 AM, quietann <quietann at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 11:10 AM Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Yep.  Well, in the original ballad Janet does win, more or less, in the
> >> end.  There are a lot of great retellings of Tam Lin.  I really like
> Pamela
> >> Dean’s Tam Lin, which is set at a small liberal arts college very like
> the
> >> one I went to (though even more like Carleton, where Pamela Dean went).
> >>
> >
> > Any chance that was Reed College? (1987 alumna here.)
>
> My daughter and I both went to Wellesley — 2010 and 1975 (so we have the
> same reunion years!).  Wellesley and Carleton, being about the same
> latitude, both have the underground steam tunnels (off limits to students,
> of course!) that I seem to remember play some part in Dean’s Tam Lin.  Dean
> is exactly my age, so part of what resonates for me in the story is the
> nostalgia of college in the early ‘70s, though of course that’s not the
> case for my daughter (except vicariously, I suppose).
>
> Katherine
>
>
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