ENG 590: First Vonnegut Scholarship

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

Banned Books Week

In honor of Banned Books Week, I wanted to share a paper I wrote a few years ago (Spring 2016, to be exact) about a banned book. The project was to pick a book from the banned list, research a specific instance of banning, and write a paper on it, inserting our own opinions as … Continue reading Banned Books Week

“Manipulator: The Role of Language in Doctor Faustus and The Alchemist” — ENG 511 Final Paper

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 … Continue reading “Manipulator: The Role of Language in Doctor Faustus and The Alchemist” — ENG 511 Final Paper

“Death in Ulysses: How Bloom and Stephen Navigate the World of the Undead” — ENG 590 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 … Continue reading “Death in Ulysses: How Bloom and Stephen Navigate the World of the Undead” — ENG 590 Final Paper

“A Room of Their Own, at Last” – ENG 575 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 … Continue reading “A Room of Their Own, at Last” – ENG 575 Final Paper

Review: “A Well-Made Bed” by Abby Frucht and Laurie Alberts

It goes without saying that the first thing you should do when you have suspicions of your husband cheating on you is get into drug-dealing with a woman your dead best friend used to babysit and a former classmate who still carries the torch for you. Or at least that’s what Noor Khan does, after … Continue reading Review: “A Well-Made Bed” by Abby Frucht and Laurie Alberts

Life of a Grad Student: ENG 511 Critical Paper

There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to come up with a coherent topic for a final paper. Right now, for example, I am struggling through three different final papers: one for ENG 575 (Literature of Sexuality and Gender), one for ENG 590 (Studies in One Author: James Joyce), and one for ENG 511 … Continue reading Life of a Grad Student: ENG 511 Critical Paper