Where has June gone? It's June 16th! I don't like this! I've somehow let the first half of June slip away from me without publishing any posts (only the ones that I had pre-scheduled to post, at least...). Y'all, I just don't know what to do. Anyway, we're here to talk about Vonnegut's novel Jailbird. I … Continue reading ENG 590: “Jailbird”
This is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's speeches and essays, all collected under the title Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons, which are three words from Cat's Cradle that Vonnegut invented. This is a particularly tricky book to talk about, because I'm so far removed from it that I don't really remember everything I read. I will talk about … Continue reading ENG 590: “Wampeters, Foma + Granfalloons”
You are free to skip this particular blog post, because I'm sure you didn't sign up to read critical/literary essays when you decided to follow this blog. However, if that's right up your alley, go ahead! If you've been following along, you'll know that my Vonnegut class required three Vonnegut scholarship essays, each of week … Continue reading ENG 590: First Vonnegut Scholarship
Here we are! The final ENG 513 novel: Persuasion. While I did get further in this one than I did in either Mansfield Park or Emma, I still didn't 100% this one. Why? I think I was just done with school at that point, and the book was not necessary for me to write my final paper, so … Continue reading ENG 513: Persuasion
I know it's been a LONG TIME since I wrote anything on my Jane Austen series. But, I figured that I had better finish it out. I've done 2/3 of the books that I read; just two more to write about. This week, I'm writing about Emma. My professor said you're either going to love Emma … Continue reading ENG 513: Emma
Okay, so I'm a day early on this. Sue me. However, tomorrow is a Top 5 Tuesday post, and I didn't want to delay it OR publish two posts on the same day, so I'm just wishing y'all a happy Halloween a little bit early. (Although if we're going by Australia or Japan, I guess … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
I want to be the first to say that this paper is by and far NOT MY BEST. I based the majority of the essay off the presentation of P&P I did a few weeks ago, and ended up making up the rest as I went along. I feel like, under the right microscope, it could … Continue reading ENG 513: First Essay