[LMB] OT: colleges; was Roses, fairy tales
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.
On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
> 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
> >> Dean’s Tam Lin, which is set at a small liberal arts college very like
> >> 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).
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