“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)
“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)
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…
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
Hi Jesse, Your blog post this week was very succinct and to the point, which I liked. Your ability to link the last line of Franklin’s writing to earlier parts showed a really thorough exploration of the themes of loneliness, but also the successes in life. Your structure is also excellent here, as your … More Weary Writing. (Peer Review #7)
Hi Josh! What I love about your blog post this week, is your different take on it. Having done the same question it is interesting to see how you believe that poetry is written to give a sense of clarification to the reader, as I interpreted it slightly differently. Either way is correct of course, … More Imprints of Poetry (Peer Review #7)
Creative: Add to Ezra Pound’s list of Don’ts (342) as they apply to a beginning writer. Because poetry and all forms of literature are an experience, do not write about the inexperienced. Only write about the truth, do not allow the obsession over being ‘amazing’ cause you to become an atrocious writer. Do not write about … More The Don’ts that should not be Done.