Caitlin Marziliano

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My Experience with Public Speaking

It is certainly understandable how some people feel a certain amount of fear or apprehension when approaching public speaking. I do believe that everyone feels some of this anxiety, but, like everything,I have found it to be something which gets better overtime. The first experience I had with public speaking/speech making was when I ran …

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Sui Sin Far Presentation

Sui Sin Far was a writer born under the name Edith Maud Eaton to a Chinese mother and English Father. Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian is an autobiographical essay that Far wrote describing many of the events of her life and the discrimination she faced as an Eurasian. This essay was written in 1890 …

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Preliminary Exam Plans

My plans below are in no way complete, nor are they definitely what I am doing on test day, but its a start. Okay, here we go:   Historical Context: Right now, I am leaning towards using A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Importance of Being Earnest for my historical context section. Both texts deal with mistaken identity …

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Bhabha Theory Presentation

For my group’s theory presentation this week, it was my job to explicate the work. I attempted to identify and explain key passages and arguments of Bhabha’s for the class and, in doing so, try to help the class better understand the theoretical work. One of the most important points of Bhabha’s to understand is …

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Final Revision Plans

I have been avoiding writing this post all week because I really wasn’t sure what my plans for revising were going to be after Wednesday. My draft has undergone a lot of changes since submitting it on Sunday and now I feel I can confidently say what my plans will be leading up to Friday. …

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Revision To-Do List

During the next step of revising my research project I will have to: Find and use sources that deal with the history of mental illness. Somewhat revise thesis to be clearer and include the idea of illusion within the illusion of a play. Go over draft to make sure certain incorrect claims are not made …

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Presentation

Hello again, everybody! This week, I gave a presentation in class on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Before diving into secondary sources, here a little background on the text itself. According the Oxford edition, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was written and first performed in 1595 or 1596 (when Shakespeare was approximately 31 years …

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Revising Plans

After receiving some great feedback this week from Professor Tougaw, Michelle, and Francesca, I think I have a pretty clear plan of attack for the next few weeks. Following their suggestions, the first thing I am going to do is find some new and different sort of voices for my ballroom. This should not be …

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Progress

Hello all! I meant to let everyone know how my paper was going earlier, but as I keep writing, the problems I am facing keep changing. The very first thing that tripped me up was deciding exactly how I want to present my main sources. I have quite a few plays that I am working …

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Annotated Bibliography and Ballroom Diagram

Bialo, Caralyn. “Popular performance, the broadside ballad, and Ophelia’s madness.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 53.2 (2013): 293+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 1 Dec. 2016. I am most likely not going to use this source too much, but it will go very well with a different source I am using, as I explain later. This source helps me …

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