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My thesis: Trauma in Afrikaans Anti-Apartheid Poetry

Now that my thesis is finally submitted, let me tell you a bit more about it.

When I started my interest in Afrikaans poetry, I quickly realized that the things I learned about traditional trauma poetry did not always seem to do this kind of poetry justice. 539 more words


Gerald Graff's "The Humanist Myth"

Great books teach themselves, so the philosophy goes, they do not warrant their own university department.

The introduction of English Departments into universities has proved this philosophy false. 1,602 more words


A Vignette of An Evening in the City

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – An Evening in the City

It was 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the King of Prussia Mall. This summer, I’m working two jobs: an internship in the city at a lifestyle magazine and a retail job at Free People. 2,100 more words


On 'The Monk's Tale,' from Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'

from GIFTS OF RINGS AND GOLD, by Michael Murray

The Monk’s Tale contains seventeen out of, we are told, a hundred possible tales, of fall from fortune. 711 more words


PhD Program Alumni Share Advice with Grads

The Teaching Forum recently hosted its second Alumni Speaker Series, a grant-funded program that invites recently graduated English PhDs to share their teaching experiences pre- and post-job search with current graduate students. 765 more words

Literary Studies

British Literature: The Changing of Styles and Tones in 16th and 17th Century Sonnets

The subject matter of the seventeenth century reflects the crisis of the growing chaotic atmosphere of the English Civil War in its darkening themes in comparison to earlier sixteenth century works that emphasized more on stylistic and exuberant subject matter, as the growing chaotic atmosphere that the 17th century writers were accustomed to didn’t trouble the 16th century writers.  875 more words

Literary Analysis

Aspects of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and V's Warfare: Legitimacy, Religion, Tactics and the Battlefield

Aspects of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and V’s Warfare: Legitimacy, Religion, Tactics and the Battlefield

      Henry IV and his son Henry V are great orators and politicians. 2,224 more words

Literary Analysis