All right. I’m going to come right out and say it: I only read about 1/3 of Mansfield Park. I just couldn’t do it. It was so boring. I just couldn’t get into it. I tried so very hard to read this book, but not only is it the longest book, but it’s also the most… Read More ENG 513: Mansfield Park
As part of my thesis project, I have to write a prospectus detailing/outlining what my project is going to be about. In reality, this is going to be a 10-15 page paper that is incredibly an highly detailed. Last fall, as part of my ENG 500 class, I had to write a pre-prospectus that I… Read More Creative Thesis Pre-Prospectus
This is the only Austen book I read before I signed up for the Austen class. I actually read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies first and enjoyed it, so I decided to pick up the original book. I struggled through it a bit, but I found Mr. Bennet amusing and enjoyed the writing style and the… Read More ENG 513: Pride & Prejudice
I realize I’ve mentioned the fact that I’m teaching a class called ENG 100 this semester, but I’ve never taken the time to explain what it is. So here’s a short little explanation (and a tick towards the “write at least 4 blog posts a week” goal that I’ve set for myself) so you can… Read More What is ENG 100?
The first book we had to read for class was Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. It took us two weeks to get through the novel. The edition we read was the Norton Edition, which has all sorts of criticism and the like in the back. The first week was devoted to Parts I & II, and the… Read More ENG 513: “Sense & Sensibility”
My thesis advisor sent me an email last week, asking me to set up a time to talk with her, but in True Lauren Fashion™, I put it off. I ran into her this morning while in-between students for ENG 100 (I have 12 students that I’m tutoring individually in writing this semester), and asked… Read More First Thesis Advisor Meeting!
Yesterday was my last first day of school. I started my second year of graduate school at the University of Montevallo. Classes officially started on Monday, but since I’ve only got one class this semester that meets on Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m., I considered yesterday my last first day of school. I wore my Welcome… Read More My Last First Day