While we’ve scheduled our first online seminar on Nietzsche, we’ve since recorded two other episodes (on Voltaire, which will go up soon, and on No Country for Old Men, which will be a couple of weeks still), and we’re already thinking ahead to what we might offer in that respect.
So, speak up. I get the feeling that many of you would rather listen to than sit in on seminars, and we’ll keep this under advisement, but our point in offering this is to give folks a chance to get more actively engaged. Pretty much, until you voice your thoughts and have people react to them, you can’t really know if you’re making sense, which is why PEL is a dialogue instead of a monologue. We’re open to offering these on old episodes as well as new ones, or even getting into areas not covered on the podcast, e.g. some of us are very familiar with McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, so instead of having a discussion section on No Country for Old Men, we’d tossed around the idea of getting folks together to talk about that.
We’re interested in your privacy concerns (we selected AnyMeeting for this first one, meaning you wouldn’t be sharing your Skype or Google+ Profiles with your co-participants), how much you’d consider paying (if we cut it down to one PEL guide instead of two, or increased the number of participants to more than 12, or took some other measures, we could lower the entry fee), what topics you’d sign up for, whether you’d be more likely to attend an in-person seminar than an online one, and any other thoughts or requirements you might have regarding this new PEL thing.