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Where did October go?

I keep thinking that time is dragging, primarily because this ridiculous election season seems never ending. But I blinked and October is almost over!

We took a trip to NYC and had a great time. 279 more words


Frank O'Hara

I don’t believe in god, so I don’t have to make elaborately sounded structures. … Pain always produces logic, which is very bad for you. … As for measure and other technical apparatus, that’s just common sense: if you’re going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you. 17 more words


Louise Glück

I think here I will leave you. It has come to seem
there is no perfect ending.
Indeed, there are infinite endings.
Or perhaps, once one begins, 24 more words


Comparing Rowena's Rooms in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia

I’ve been reading some Sir Walter Scott lately. Any serious reader of 19th century literature has to have at least cursory knowledge of Scott’s writing, as his influence on pop culture and his writers of the age like Goethe, Eliot, and Austen was immense. 1,620 more words


English 6/7455 Special Topics in Women’s Literature Edith Wharton: From Old New York to the Jazz Age

English 6/7455 Special Topics in Women’s Literature
Edith Wharton:  From Old New York to the Jazz Age

Dr. Renfroe | Weds 2:40- 5:40 pm 

Course Description: 257 more words

Grad Life

Video Extract from Patricia Ketola's Debut Novel, "Dirty Pictures"

Dirty Pictures is available to buy here. 

When New York art dealer Elizabeth Martel’s mother falls ill, she returns to her hometown in the Midwest. After her mother’s death she is seriously short of funds, and a friend suggests she take a job as art adviser to billionaire grain merchant, Preston Greylander. 135 more words

Excerpts & Short Stories

Phillis Wheatley's "To Maecenas" and Subversion

While some critics see Phillis Wheatley as a poet who does not address racism and slavery in her poetry, some, like Frances Smith Foster, read the poet as revising “traditional poetic forms and language to accommodate new messages” and to ultimately present her writing as “a political act” (31). 1,009 more words

African American Literature