The first English class I ever took was an introductory course to early 20th-century literature. It was mainly Anglo-American modernism and my favourite Literature class was that one in my first year at Queen’s. I initially came to study Chemistry, but I realized that my real love was English Literature. This has meant I have … Continue reading Class Confusion: A Chemistry Student in the Literature Department
I wrote an essay for a literary criticism and theory course. The class itself is sort like an analysis of a Literature class and an overview of theory and criticism - which are quite different I've learned. My essay was about a time I've felt confused in a Lit class. I am going to post … Continue reading I Wrote An Essay!
Now that I am in my final year at Queen's, I have entered into an endless cycle of self-reflection. It's probably borne of the fact that I feel so utterly different from when I first came here. The most obvious example of which is that I though I wanted to be a radiologist entering school … Continue reading Five Year Plans
I wrote a movie review and y'all should check it out. It's for a magazine in Toronto called Exclaim! The movie is called The Children Act and featured Emma Thompson alongside Stanley Tucci. I'll keep it brief but you should definitely check it out! https://exclaim.ca/film/article/the_children_act_review_emma_thompson_shines_in_ian_mcewan_adaptation-directed_by_richard_eyre -Clay
Before I ever started writing, I was obsessed with the authors I was reading. I was interested in their progression - how they went from ordinary people to these Gods of Literature. So, I I would investigate - still do - to see what I was not doing in my own path to becoming a … Continue reading Gods of Literature
I listened to an episode of the podcast Criminal in the car ride on my way home from the cottage the other day. It was about a prison warden from Oregon who presided over two executions in the 90s, or 80s not really sure. What was most interesting, besides the fact that he is now … Continue reading Repeal the Death Penalty
On Sunday night, I saw a documentary called Three Identical Strangers with my mum. It was spur of the moment sort of thing - my brother was going to see Crazy Rich Asians with some friends and we thought why not go see a movie too? The documentary tells of triplets separated at birth by … Continue reading Three Identical, Deterministic Strangers