You Win Some, You Lose Some

...and unfortunately in my case, I have lost this one. I posted on Tuesday about the fact that I had a meeting with my thesis advisor and committee members on Wednesday. Unfortunately for me, while I thought I was strong enough to go into the meeting, I was not. I spent the whole day worrying … Continue reading You Win Some, You Lose Some

ENG 513: Persuasion

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

ENG 590: Kurt Vonnegut

I only have one class left between me and graduation, and that class is ENG 590: the Graduate Seminar. The topic of the graduate seminar for this semester is Kurt Vonnegut. (Last spring, it was James Joyce. SCREW YOU, JAMES JOYCE.) I have never read anything by Kurt Vonnegut. I've been told he's similar to … Continue reading ENG 590: Kurt Vonnegut

ENG 513: Mansfield Park

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 … Continue reading ENG 513: Mansfield Park

Creative Thesis Pre-Prospectus

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 … Continue reading Creative Thesis Pre-Prospectus

ENG 513: Pride & Prejudice

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 … Continue reading ENG 513: Pride & Prejudice

What is ENG 100?

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 … Continue reading What is ENG 100?