Remember that time in a graduate level English course where we spent almost the whole class mansplaining why colonialism was a bad thing to one dudebro?
Remember that time this same dudebro didn’t understand how a person’s standards of beauty might be racially or class informed?
Remember that time THIS SAME DUDEBRO argued that dehumanizing an entire culture of people for the sake of art was not only ok, but a good thing?
I got way too excited when I found Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth” in the bargain section at Barnes and Noble.
Waaaay too excited.
Seriously though, if someone could make a mobile app for JSTOR and Project Muse, I would pay all the monies because I would use that shit all the time and be productive as hell.
-Comic Books as modern folklore (current favorite, but no one at my university teaches courses on folklore or comic books so…)
-The devil in literature throughout history
-The appeal of the Medieval in popular literature
-The appeal of the Victorian in popular literature
-Something to do with feminism in modernism? Idk
-I like all of these, and I have a whole semester to figure out which one to do.
My professor thinks I should present my paper at a conference. I guess I’m cut out for this whole grad school thing after all.
Finally finished my 10 page paper and now all I have left is my 5 page paper and two essay exams. I’ll be free by tomorrow at 7:30 pm.
I’m on page 8 of my 10 page paper and I just…I can’t. I literally have nothing more to say.
Time to play around with the fonts and the margins. Turn some regular quotes into block quotes. Typical last minute editing, ya know.
Why hello, page two of my ten page paper. Nice to finally meet you.
10 page paper on the influence of erotic photographer EJ Bellocq on New Orleans literature due tomorrow OK GO!
I need a clever play on words title for my paper on Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing and Dante’s Divine Comedy.
So I’m researching PhD programs and trying to choose a specialization. I basically have a really wide field of interest when it comes to literature; I like medieval and early modern literature, the 19th century Gothic, the American modern, Romanticism…all of which are very respectable areas to specialize in. However the areas I find myself most drawn to are Folklore and Pop Culture. Literature of the people, you know?
So then the problem arises, do I pick a comparative studies program or an English program?
But besides that, what I’m most excited about is having a doctorate in fairy tales and comic books.
Oh and also the school I apply to has to have a Russian language program because I really want to learn that shit.
Maybe itâs a Pavlovian response to years of schooling, or that the brisk weather affords more hours inside, or something else entirely, but the fact is this: November seems like the time to take on…
I’ve read eight!
Literally so super stoked to read this. Chapter titles include:
"Infection in the sentence: the woman writer and the anxiety of authorship"
"Milton’s bogey: patriarchal poetry and women readers"
"Horror’s twin: mary Shelley’s monstrous eve"
"Looking oppositely: Emily Bronte’s bible of hell"
"George Eliot as the Angel of destruction"
"Strength in agony: nineteenth century poetry by women"
I hate writing abstracts.
You want me to, eventually, write a 20+ page research report but sum it up in 300 words or less?
I’m writing 3 different abstract paper proposals for 3 different conferences on 3 different topics. PLUS the actual work for classes I’m doing.
If I don’t get accepted for at least one, I’m going to be so disappointed in myself.