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- Music:Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'
we're choosing our BA this year, and we have several courses & classes to choose from. and i. cannot. choose. it's torture. i want all of those.
i mean, how am i supposed to choose between this:
- Victorian Gothic fiction
- The course focuses on Victorian Gothic fiction — on novels such as Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Sheridan LeFanu’s Uncle Silas, Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. The course offers an introduction to the Gothic novel as well as helps students analyse different aspects of the Gothic in Victorian fiction. In particular, emphasis will be laid on the literary characters — villains, their victims and on the ways of presenting them in the novels.
- Sensing the City: Contemporary American Urban Literature
- The course aims to familiarize students with representations of the city in contemporary American literature. We’ll be mostly interested in the literary pictures of the city as it is perceived and experienced by its human inhabitant, not only through his/her sense of sight, but also that of hearing, smell, touch. The earliest texts under consideration will be those written in the 1950s and 1960s, such as James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain and Saul Bellow’s Herzog. We’ll also focus on novels depicting the 21st-century city, including Don DeLillo’s Falling Man with its account of 9/11 and Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzerprize winning 2010 novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, in which the primary constitutive element of the city is the sound of music it is filled with. Apart from the discussions of literary texts, we’ll also practice critical reading and writing skills necessary for the successful completion of the B.A. thesis.
oh, but that's not all, second course is a choice between this:
- The worlds of late Renaissance drama: Perverted politics. Illegitimate sex. The triumph of the wicked?
- The course will focus on the political and sensational elements of late Renaissance drama, especially tragedy. Authors to be discussed include William Shakespeare, John Webster, Thomas Middleton, and John Ford.
- Our class will be devoted to American short fiction of the XX century. The aim of the course is to increase students’ awareness of the underlying structure of the American short story and to demonstrate its basic shift from the plotted story to the plotless kind with the action significantly pruned. Regardless of the type of story analysed, our theoretical assumption concerning the artistic unity of the short story as a distinct literary genre is in keeping with the approach represented by the New Criticism and its method of “close reading”. Such an approach is in our case tantamount to an in-depth examination of particular works. Our ultimate goal would be to perceive the interrelatedness between the artistic unity of the story discussed and its theme brought out by the storyteller.
i'm thinking gothic fiction for the former, and american short fiction for the latter. thing is, both are very popular and i don't know if i'll get on the list. if i do, and really, really
hope so, i'll try to get the professors to let me attend the other ones, too.
literature, man. i love this shit.
lemme show you an english essay of an average 18 yr old polish student.
(oh, stuff that i get to proofread)
The holiday can be very good rest and relax. I like many holidays and I always wait with impatience . From time to time I'm visiting my grandmother who lives in the countryside or I go to the sea, is really great to take to fresh air and free time. But this year I went to France. I wanted to from the past few years and during this holiday dreams come true. We left July 19 from Poznan, and we went past the Czech Republic, Austria `s and` Italy. When we arrived at Frejus, it `was the night. We were exhausted and the whole group went to bed.
During my stay in France j `ve visited many places that were very interesting. I went to the town of Frejus, where I saw the ruins of the aqueduct `and` Roman amphitheater. We also participated in the festival `s fireworks. The next day we went to the Grand Canyon du Verdon George. We made a pedal boating. We also went to Cannes and St. Tropez. Cannes is a very interesting city. I have walked on the boulevard "La Croisette". The climate and ambience of this city `m enchanted. On the Cote d` Azur we have visited Port Grimaud where we were in a city that is located on of water - Venice French. Agay However we made a small excursion boat. We also went to the principality of Monaco, where I saw the palace residence of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly's grave. We also visited the Oceanographic Museum where we met a Polish politician - Leszek Miller. We also visited Monte Carlo, where we saw the casino and Hotel de Paris - one of the most luxurious hotels in France.
In summing up my trip to France was thrilling and exciting. I `ve met many young people worldwide. I went a few times where the disco had j `s` m `opportunity to have fun and talk with them. The French are really nice but unfortunately they do not know much about our country. I think my holiday in France were superb and extraordinary and I hope to return as soon as possible.
an entry i made for a random assignment contest over at eliteofthefleet
. i'm not going to lie, i'm kind of in love with it, probably because of the backstory. yup, this fanmix has a backstory (in my mind). starts with spock leaving to undergo kolinahr, and ends... well, we all know how TWOK ends. WHICH IS WHY THE LAST SONG IS SPOCK'S SONG. kinda sorta his katra's, to be precise. and it's a HAPPY song. a song full of HOPE, dammit.
( playlist, lyrics, yt linksCollapse )
so, there's this list of books that everybody should read in their lives at least once. i printed it some time ago and put on my wall, and i was halfway through it, but then got kinda distracted. i looked at it the other day and thought, hey, it'd be fun to finally read them all
thing is, there are books that are considered classics, but didn't get on the list, for example, master and margarita
, which i adore, and was really surprised i didn't find it here.
so, here's the list. and my request. could you add books that you consider are must-reads? not ony those known worldwide, also those that are really important in your country.
i know i'm going to add some of the polish authors, like mickiewicz, sienkiewicz, etc. i'm really behind when it comes to read real books, it's almost scary.( damn, that's a lot of booksCollapse )
thanks in advance :3