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My Must Read/Must Teach List of Early American Works

As I begin to teach more classes in early American literature, I find myself in a bit of dilemma. On the one hand, I want to teach novels I know pretty well because after all, I’m the professor and  534 more words


We Can Find No Scar: Chloe's Emily Dickinson Tattoo

Words: Chloé Bonnell

“Heavenly hurt, it gives us – we can find no scar…”

There are pieces of literature that you will read in your life that stick with you forever. 741 more words


Poem of the Week

A friend sent me this poem today. I just loved it and had to share.

Failing and Flying


Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew. 188 more words


“Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever.”

― Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

American Literature

An Introduction to the Black Dandy

With assignment deadlines looming, I have unfortunately fallen behind on the numerous blogposts I have brainstormed over the past few weeks. Being a now constant fixture in the halls of the O’Rahilly building has opened up my eyes to all the wonderful (and of course extremely sophisticated) things going on around Cork – which I plan on blogging about as soon as possible, fret not dear reader! 564 more words