1The brain a garden seems, full of delight,2Whereon3 the sun of knowledge shineth bright,Where fancy flows, and runs in bubbling streams,Where flowers grow4 upon the banks of dreams,Whereon the dew of sleepy eyes doth fall, 5Bathing each leaf, and every flower small.There5 various thoughts as several flowers grow:Some milk-white innocence, as6 lilies, show,Fancies, as painted tulips’7 colors fixt,By Nature’s pencil… Read more Similizing the Brain to a Garden
The King, and not I: Refusing neutrality is a fantastic article and it points out something that many people seem to gloss over. White men have been the ones who played in all the Shakespeare roles. Theatre wasn’t a suitable occupation for those of the female persuasion. For Lloyd Evans “these ‘new’ interpretations prevent audiences… Read more Woke Literature
Sweet shades why doe you seeke to give delight To mee who deeme delight in this vilde place Butt torment, sorrow, and mine owne disgrace To taste of joy, or your vaine pleasing sight; Show them your pleasures who saw never night Of greife, wher joyings fauning, smiling face Appeers… Read more Death by any other name?
When I first read the Faerie Queene I was captivated by the language. Fantasy has always been an escape for me. When the allegory of Spenser’s England comes into play though it becomes something more. Literature often shows the world what is happening. The best authors, in my experience, write from what they know. When… Read more A Faerie Queene by any other name?
Monsters must be examined within the intricate matrix of relations (social, cultural, and literary historical) that generate them. Growing up watching Disney the villains are obvious. The Evil Stepmother and her two terrible daughters, the evil Jafar, A witch tricking the innocent mermaid. There are no shades of grey. One of the first things that… Read more Monster Theory
Reading The Blazing World was one of my favorite things we did this semester. I really enjoyed the text and having a female character written by a female author was very cool especially for the time period. In my first project, I talked about how interesting it was to have read texts where female characters… Read more Female Characters in this Semester’s Readings
I only did one project this semester, but I would have liked to do another one. I was struggling to come up with an idea until I re-read Similizing the Brain to a Garden and created a blog post about it. In that blog post I talk about the connection between a river bank and… Read more What I would have done
I decided to re-read the poem of a Garden because of the discussion we had in class. The imagery of the flowers and the garden are so beautiful that I keep re-reading it. I find it interesting connecting a garden to the brain. The wording of this poem makes me feel like this was more… Read more River of Dreams
One of my favorite projects that I did this semester was project number two. For this project, I wrote a free verse poem based on The Faerie Queene, Book 1, Canto 11. I wanted to rewrite this scene in a creative way that allowed for an easier yet interesting read. I also wanted to focus on this scene specifically… Read more Final Post
My favorite project of the semester was the project I did for Bisclavret. Bisclavret has to be my favorite thing we’ve read in class despite it being maybe five pages of poetry. It was short but there is so much to unpack in this story. The reason my first project was my favorite was because… Read more It was the gay werewolf project, did you expect anything different? (reflection)