American Boundaries (American Summative Entry)

“American Literature helps me to expand the boundaries of my own experience.” American Literature is something that I’ve never felt like I’ve understood enough of, so I held very high hopes for this unit. Throughout these twelve weeks, I have definitely held onto some of the areas of study more than others, as I found particular … More American Boundaries (American Summative Entry)

Australia, Australia. (Summative Entry AU)

  “Australian Literature helps me to expand the boundaries of my own experience.”     Experiencing the world is something that occurs constantly, in different ways and on different levels; literature gives us a clear insight on these experiences gained from Australia, both through urban and wild landscapes. Australian Literature, and the learning of it … More Australia, Australia. (Summative Entry AU)

Dear Mr White…

Creative: Write a letter to Patrick White telling him what you think of any one of the texts you have read this week.   Dear Mr White, You have a way of capturing your audience’s attention at the very beginning of your works. When I see the title, The Prodigal Son, I imagine gaining an understanding of a … More Dear Mr White…

Conflicting Contractions

Critical: How do you understand Faulkner’s extraordinary statement in his Nobel Prize speech “the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself … alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat”?    I’ve never believed it natural to write a lie. When everything in … More Conflicting Contractions