In recent years, many of my courses have either assigned or showcased “remixed” literature. When I was in High School, we watched a movie that took Romeo & Juliet and changed the setting from Shakespearian Era to Verona Beach. It really helped me understand Shakespeare’s original play at a deeper level. This is because I… Read more Bottles and Babes!
Cavendish Walked So Tolkien and Company Could Run
I’m so happy we were assigned “The Blazing World” by Cavendish. I’ve always enjoyed fantasy and stories of other worlds, but I’ve never wondered where the idea of mystical beasts and creatures from other worlds came from. Well, when reading this story, I got my answer. This story was incredible! I couldn’t help but constantly… Read more Cavendish Walked So Tolkien and Company Could Run
Not you too, Othello!
It’s really sad to sit here, reading about Othello and watch him fall victim to the grasps of male insecurity. To be honest, I’m sure this guy was a Beast. Absolute stud. Fictional or not, he was a handsome fella. As a High School student I couldn’t care less about these stories and the intricate… Read more Not you too, Othello!
What’s the deal with “Witchcraft?” – Week 8
Whenever “Witchcraft” is mentioned in a story, I can’t help but notice that the character accused of being a “witch” or practicing “witchcraft” is usually someone who goes against the norm. I could be completely wrong, but it always seems to be a woman, a person of color or a character with a different ethnicity.… Read more What’s the deal with “Witchcraft?” – Week 8
Look at all the Faeries – Post for Week 6
BEFORE YOU READ: Shocker, I’m far behind in posts! Feel free to ignore this post and focus on those who are up to date. 🙂 For starters, I have a love/hate relationship with texts like The Faerie Queen. I wouldn’t call myself a “fast” or “good” reader by any means, so when I have to… Read more Look at all the Faeries – Post for Week 6
What if Grendel vs. Beowulf was Mediated by Dr. Phil?
Disclaimer: I may or may not have gotten a bit carried away with this. All jokes aside, I had always wondered what a *civil* conversation between Grendel and Beowulf would have looked like. This “skit” (or whatever you’d like to call it) was written to take place of the fight between Beowulf and Grendel. It’s… Read more What if Grendel vs. Beowulf was Mediated by Dr. Phil?
Content Good, Online Bad
First off, I loved the content we analyzed this week. I always viewed old literature as content that is completely disconnected from our modern world. It was like… totally hundreds of years ago, how could it like, connect at all?! Secondly, I’m really bummed that we aren’t able to properly discuss these texts like I… Read more Content Good, Online Bad
Why don’t we understand each other?
It’s hard to ignore COVID. It’s hard to not bring it up in posts, discussions and even when I’m doing things completely unrelated to school. A lot of issues in our society (Local and Global) have been exposed, exacerbated and/or created by this Pandemic. One pressing issue that I’ve thought about throughout my life is… Read more Why don’t we understand each other?
Is “Werewolf” just a fancy term for “Baggage?”
I always seems to struggle with word press. I didn’t post a “questions” post earlier in the week because I couldn’t figure out how to login. Instead of asking for help, I frustrated myself for a bit then quit. So here we are on a Thursday after most of the questions have been answered and… Read more Is “Werewolf” just a fancy term for “Baggage?”
Boo lame title. I was unable to attend Monday’s session due to my overlapping courses, but if it was anything like Wednesday I’m pretty bummed out. While there were only a few of us, it was a very insightful conversation. For the first 30 minutes or so, we danced around the topic of gender. One… Read more Beo-flection