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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Dehumanization seems to be a common motif throughout dystopian novels, from Never Let Me Go’s clone treatments to Oryx and Crake‘s genetic enhancements, and Antic Hay is no exception. Dan Fang delves deeper into this topic in the following blog post, presenting the strange chimeric inclinations of the citizens of Antic Hay, and how that relates […] Continue reading
Follow the link to read more about Erin Pellarin’s discussion of disillusionment and despair in relation to the ideals of the characters Gumbril, Gumbril Sr., and Lypiatt from Aldous Huxley’s first novel, Antic Hay. This blog post was written for the graduate course ENGL 335: Biocultures, a Seminar. “I want to be someone who believes” […] Continue reading
As a child, I remember reading the newspaper everyday and thinking that writing a daily column would be “the life”. What could be better than writing ONE article per day? For those who loved writing, this seemed like an excellent way to earn a living. Like so many things in a child’s mind, the completeness… Continue reading
About twenty hours ago, I locked the door of my apartment thinking, if all goes well, the next time I see this place, I’ll be Dr. Birdsong! Needless to say, it was at that moment that pure panic set in. … Continue reading → Continue reading
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Dissertation Coaches and Writing Groups For many of us the dissertation process can be very daunting and lead to long periods of stagnation and frustration. Several of my colleagues have found ways of combating this by working with others. Two … Continue reading → Continue reading
I’ve heard time and time again how important it is to “get published” before going on the job market. But, honestly, it’s kind of scary to submit parts of your dissertation-in-progress with the possibility of its repeated (and sometimes unexplained) … Continue reading → Continue reading
The Physicality of Writing: It’s important to keep in mind how physical aspects can affect (or inhibit) your writing. Here are some important things to keep in mind: Lighting: Be sure you have plenty of light to avoid eye strain … Continue reading → Continue reading