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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Beloved: Critical Edition

Toni Morrison’s Beloved was one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. Along with a gritty slave narrative, it also contains elements of commentary on gender relations and superstition. Of these, I think I want to focus on the slave narrative in a New Historicist framework. Because it has such an enigmatic plotline, I […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Critical Edition: Confusion

I enjoyed reading My Ántonia because the characters were challenging for me. They weren’t characters I could easily figure out throughout the book, nor were they characters that I felt I had a solid grasp on by the end of the book. For this reason, I was leaning toward doing a critical edition on My Ántonia focusing on […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Middlesex Critical Edition

When I read Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides this summer, I was excited to read a novel that transformed many readers’ notions of gender and sexuality, and expected a progressive perspective on the rapidly changing concept of gender. Middlesex is a novel about an intersex person, Callie, who is raised as a girl and is happy […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A Doll’s House: Critical Edition

I wanted to make a critical edition of A Doll’s House with a focus on Ibsen’s place and role in heavily influencing modern theatre and challenging aesthetic and theatrical traditions and conventions of the time. As one of the most iconic works of one of my favourite playwrights, I wanted to visit my two-time high […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Glass Castle– A Critical Edition

I would like to write a critical edition of the novel The Glass Castle. I first heard of The Glass Castle in eighth grade from a friend. In my English class, we were required to do outside reading either from a list provided by my teacher or students could get a book of their choosing approved by the teacher. […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Critical Edition: The Scarlet Letter

I want to create a critical edition of The Scarlet Letter with a focus on sexuality and gender. I first read this book in my junior year of high school as a standard feature of the American literature curriculum. I was absolutely enamored with the text, for its elegant prose, for its intricate construction of symbols, […]

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Phantom Tollbooth- Critical Edition

The first text that I thought of for a critical edition is one of my childhood favorites- The Phantom Tollbooth. When we explored the Lands Beyond with Milo in my fifth grade reading group, our discussion centered on Norton Juster’s critique of the American attitude. I’m not entirely sure where my critical edition will lead […]

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

The Snake

(Page 22 in my copy) As we examined the hole with two entrances, I decided to take a look to the left of me, to a large rock just outside of arms reach. The sight which greeted me chilled me to my core and I couldn’t help but let out a scream of terror. Laying […]

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Thinking of Home

Book I, Chapter VI from Antonia’s perspective One lovely fall afternoon, Jim and I settled on the bank by the badger’s den for our reading lesson. By this time I knew nearly all the English I needed to talk about nearly anything with Jim, and as we sat in a patch of sunlight, he told […]

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Negotiating the Terms

Pg 148 from Ambrosch’s perspective, (although he most likely would not be thinking in English) I scan the fields and watch Ántonia work. By now, she is strong with lean, farmer’s muscles. Her determination to be outside with the plants is not something that surprises me. My father’s extra love and admiration for her sparked […]