And it was very embarrassing so don’t watch these I really hope that worked the way it was supposed to. I think they were out of order. That took about a million steps. You’d think we would be better at distributing videos by now. Anyway. Hi! For my last project, I took Milton’s Paradise Lost,… Read more I Made A Tik Tok Series (And It’s Very Embarrassing)
So far this is a super interesting reading- not a hot take, I know, because it’s pretty famous. For some reason I spent 22 years of my life thinking Lucifer/ Satan, Beelzebub, Belial, and the rest were all the same entity/ person. But there are some differences in the meaning of the names themselves, aren’t… Read more Reflection on Paradise Lost- Book 2
So this is exceedingly old news but ya’ girl fell behind because… well #2020. I also haven’t been to synchronous sessions in a bit, so if I’m way off base, please forgive me. But I started finally reading Paradise Lost and it’s like, super weird. The first… stanza? Verse? Was absolutely chock full of references.… Read more Bible Fanfic to Convert the Greek Pagans?!
Hi hello. This semester has been Very Weird, so here’s me second project (finally). “Rub Him About the Temples” by Justin Shaw illustrates the importance of something called “Care Work”, referenced briefly but carrying significant weight- especially now in times of racial tension and economic downturn. The author talks about the failure of Othello the… Read more My Second Project: Coming in Like a Long Lost Child
Reading Justin Shaw’s “Rub Him About the Temples” gave me a headache in the first two pages. His attempts to draw parallels between Eric Garner and Othello ring true in some ways- both of these disabled black men were victimized as a direct result of their race and disability. But Shaw talk’s about something called… Read more What Does It MEAN- A Reflection
In a way, it makes a lot of sense how fantasy and the general rules associated with it might unveil some ugly unconscious biases that exist on a general level. It’s fascinating, as well, how more individualized characteristics come to the surface as well. I mean fairies are almost always portrayed as either very serene… Read more Nerd Culture is Pretty Yikes Sometimes
This essay works in two synchronous parts: one cross-referencing Jeffrey Cohen’s Seven Theses of monster culture with monsters from Beowulf and Marie de France’s “Bisclavret”, and two: assessing Cohen’s essay as an effective framework for digesting the presence and presentation of monsters universally. For this to work, each creature must be set against each thesis;… Read more Thesis Pieces (tm Don’t Sue Me)
I’m gonna reflect on the Black Death piece we read this week because it makes a lot of points that I think are fascinating (and Very Yikes). Since COVID started it seems like everyone is drawing comparisons between past pandemics and the current one. As we approach 200k deaths, it’s hard to imagine the whole… Read more P L A G U E
You know if I saw someone as white as the woman described in Marie de France’s “Lanval” I’d think they were dead, or at the least iron deficient. There are layers of problems with describing the most beautiful woman on the planet as- and I’m quoting verbatim- “Not brown” and “Whiter than a Hawthorne blossom… Read more Grey Moral, White People
I loved the reading for Wednesday and I’m not sure if it’s because of the beginning of spooky season or just my desire to think about anything but the reality we live in school.Whoops. Anyway. It’s funny that the whole ‘monsters based on racism’ thing came up because I was just reading about how stereotypical… Read more Witches. Werewolves. Is it October Yet?