This Post Will Offend

If you’re a devout Christian – and/or you believe in the Old Testament as pure fact and 100% accurate – I suggest you don’t read this post.

Dido vs. Aeneas: Who’s The Most Pious One of All?

Another sampling of my academic writing! ___________________________________ Dido vs. Aeneas: Who’s The Most Pious One of All?             One of the most common themes cited in Virgil’s The Aeneid is piety, specifically piety in terms of dutiful obedience to the gods’ will. Many scholars would argue that Aeneas’ greatest character trait is his duty, cited…

The Great Homeric Misconception: Misogyny

I’ve been rather silent lately, but not without good cause: my classes this semester are incredibly challenging and time consuming. I’m not complaining; in fact, it’s the opposite – I’m loving every minute of it. Since I haven’t shared any academic writing in a while, I decided to share my position paper on The Iliad…

On Hemingway’s “The Cat in the Rain”

I am currently taking a course in my MLS program focused on the short stories of Ernest Hemingway. While much is known about his novels (For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Moveable Feast, etc), most people are not as familiar with the incredible focus and dedication Hemingway extended toward the craft of word economy. I’m…

Accepted!

I am very happy to report that my interview with the Director of the MLS program went well on Friday and I have officially been accepted into graduate school – WOOHOO! I cannot believe how much has changed, grown, and evolved in my life in the past three years. I never believed I’d be going…