Musings: Literature

I tell my students, it's not difficult to identify with somebody like yourself, somebody next door who looks like you. What's more difficult is to identify with someone you don't see, who's very far away, who's a different color, who eats a different kind of food. When you begin to do that then literature is really performing its wonders.

Chinua Achebe

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Chinua Achebe

D.H. Lawrence

As some of you know, I'm in the middle of my final course toward my masters in English!  I have a much older M.Ed. from the 90's  haha, but this one has helped me follow my passion.

My thesis for the big 30-page final paper involves D.H. Lawrence and his lesser-known novel, Kangaroo.  I can fill you in more about his era and compatriots, but for this project I am looking at this novel about Australia through an Eco-critical lens.  I am also applying Eco-feminism, again, to be followed up with in a separate post.  For now, I should say that Lawrence was an absolutely brilliant writer who was flawed like many of us today.  The joy of reading him comes from seeing in print what I know to be true about the world today.  

Words have no boundaries.

Dorothy Parker

English 101


Pablo Picasso Femme à la fenêtre (Marie Thérèse Walter), 1936

Mental Illness and/in Literature

Gilman, Charlotte; The Yellow Wallpaper, Ohio University Press, 2006