About The Flâneur’s Turtle
The Flâneur’s Turtle is a blog created by the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Robert Morris University – IL. The blog was created in April 2012.
The Turtle was created by a couple faculty members for the following purposes:
A) To extend classroom conversations beyond class time. As all instructors have experienced, classroom discussions often need to be shortened in order to cover the requisite course materials. Or, perhaps, the class time runs out just as an argument gets interesting. Or, maybe a student comment simply sticks with a faculty member, leading him/her to explore said comment.
B) To explore and discuss topics and ideas that investigate the world around us.
The Turtle is the place to allay these issues. Hence, there is no limit to what may be covered within the Turtle (though we try to keep away from extreme controversy).
The Turtle is open to any Robert Morris University faculty and staff submissions. The Turtle is also open to student submissions and comments (if a student wants to submit a blog post for consideration, send it by email to clarobertmorris.edu.) Understand however, that the Turtle is not for RMU eyes only. It is free to all; students or faculty, friends or strangers.
Obviously the title of the blog may sound a bit odd. You can read this to answer the question, What is a Flâneur?
Initially, the blog was simply going to be titled “The Flâneur”. However, in a meeting, a co-worker found on the internet that Parisian Flâneurs had been known to walk a turtle on a leash from time to time. Supposedly, strolling with a turtle around ‘The City of Lights’ gave the Flâneur ample time to make note of urban culture and everyday life. The turtle-walking Flâneur may be apocryphal, but no matter. It makes for an unforgettable image.
So, please, follow our little blog! Or, if you prefer, you could like The Flâneur’s Turtle on Facebook. ( https://www.facebook.com/TheFlaneursTurtle?ref=hl )