Hectic two days. Besides classes, I had to register as a resident alien and set up a bank account. Classes went well, and at the end of today's session, the students in my creative non-fiction class pounded on the table to give me an ovation. That really cheered me up. Before we talked at length about writing, I showed them images by Edward Hopper, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Vivian Maier and Jeff Wall, then we examined a passage by Jack London. I also brought up William T. Vollmann and George Orwell. Done, I asked the students to recommend the worst bars in Leipzig and they happily obliged.
Yesterday was my class about American dissidence on the internet. I began the session by showing the video above. My students were like, WTF!