November 2016 archive

Research Proposal

I have do not have a concrete list of all the primary sources that I will definitely be using, however, I have several texts in mind that are all in the running. I expect that I will not know for sure exactly which of the texts I will definitely be using or leaving out until …

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Sir Gawain and the Church

“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is a text that I have now been assigned three separate times over the course of my college career. Most of the time, students would be complaining about this, however, I have found that I do not mind being assigned this text several times. Every time I have read …

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Reading Minds with Zunshine

I found Zunshine’s use of the term “mind reading” in this week’s reading somewhat perplexing. From how I understand it, according to Zunshine, mind reading is observing observable events or behaviors and, therefore, being able to infer something about what is happening inside someone else’s mind. This loose definition is especially interesting if implemented while …

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Tale as Old as Time. Song as Old as Rhyme. People Criticizing a Text Because They Don’t “like” the Protagonist… And the Beast

I cannot begin to tell you how many times someone has told me they do not like a television show or book that I like because they do not like the protagonist or find them annoying. The first time I heard this was when I was in high school discussing The Catcher in the Rye. I …

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