I can’t believe it, the end of my first term is approaching already. You can tell by the sight of my desk:
I wonder if I really need three Oscar Wilde biographies, or if I’m just postponing working on the more boring stuff?
Actually, none of it is boring. Here’s what I’m working on now: presentations on Oscar Wilde, Mary Ann Shadd, and Dionne Brand (all in the next week! that was poor planning on my part). I’m almost finished a paper on Susanna Moodie’s style in Roughing It in the Bush. I’m just starting to percolate ideas for a paper on maternal representations in Victorian lit (due later in Dec), as well as a paper on Blood Meridian (due in January. I’m thinking about writing about McCarthy’s use of violence. I could also tie in violence in film, but it’s such a big topic).
I have some research to do over the holidays about Literary Impressionism—should be very interesting.
I’ve read some great books this term. Will try to write a little about them soon; in the meantime, here’s a little list:
In Another Place, Not Here – Dionne Brand
The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
Roughing It in the Bush – Susanna Moodie
I know there are one or two students reading this blog (if you still have time to read). What are you working on now?