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Month: February 2019

ENG 334 Blog Post #6

ENG 334 Blog Post #6

Post blog entry #6: Search the MLA Bibliography and locate three essays, book chapters, or monographs (single-author books) that you might use as the basis for your mid-term essay. What are their respective projects? What about each particularly interests you? Which are you most likely to choose and why? I chose to examine Frankenstein because I’ve had the most experience with this novel out of the books we’ve read so far and also because there are a multitude of topics…

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ENG 334 Blog Post #5

ENG 334 Blog Post #5

Post blog entry #5: Open Topic My initial thoughts while reading The Scarlet Letter were focused on the concept of Puritanism that is prevalent throughout the entire novel. Last semester I took an American Lit course called “Captivity Narratives” and read a lot of stories that took place in Puritan New England. A common theme at the time, and throughout the couple of centuries following (and today, perhaps?? but I digress), is, of course, the oppression of women. I guess…

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ENG 334 Blog Post #4

ENG 334 Blog Post #4

Post blog entry #4: Briefly describe Murphy’s project and then discuss one specific way you might forward her analysis. In this absolutely riveting piece, Murphy explores the Cruelty to Animals Act of 1876 and the questions it raised about the distinctions between animals and humans. More specifically, she wishes to “look at some ways in which the prevailing conception of the human, embedded in the regulatory character of the 1876 law, came to be a site of contestation in vivisection…

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