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
This is the final of a series of three posts where I upload my essays from the last semester for y’all to read and comment on, if you want. Find the other posts here and here. This is the paper I struggled with the most after that awful Ulysses paper. I feel like I wrote myself… Read More “Manipulator: The Role of Language in Doctor Faustus and The Alchemist” — ENG 511 Final Paper
This is the second of three posts that cover the papers I wrote for my finals in the Spring 2017 semester of my first year of grad school. If you missed the first one, check it out here. The focus of my ENG 590 class was James Joyce. Specifically, James Joyce’s Ulysses. If you’ve never read… Read More “Death in Ulysses: How Bloom and Stephen Navigate the World of the Undead” — ENG 590 Final Paper
This is a very short series I’m going to do (only three posts) featuring my final papers from my Spring 2017 semester of graduate school. This particular paper was written for a Gender & Sexuality class. I ended up receiving an 88% on this paper, and the reasons I was given an 88% are particularly… Read More “A Room of Their Own, at Last” – ENG 575 Final Paper