Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

The Mind Has Mountains

I cannot communicate just how much there is to do.  The modular timetable is less of a mystery, but still confusing in areas - hence a lot of transition student huddles as we try to figure out wtf we are supposed to be doing.  I am meant to be part of a group that should be deciding its choice of manifesto to fully utilise in a PP (group presentation 15%) of the marks) a few weeks for now.  Fellow group members pretty sluggish about sorting things out; I will pick a topic and go on with it, if they don't get their collective fingers out.  I need to figure out my major dissertation timetable and email said lecturer with good news via great links (provided by another lecturer).  Somewhere along the line, I will have to read Lolita as I have another PP on this - namely the following:

Analyse the depiction of Lolita's sexuality in the novel, giving three or more examples from the novel.  How does Humbert 'read' her and do we 'read' her differently?

It's all a bit creepy to me, but it's something I have to do - Nabokov's book is not comfortable reading and I have to know Freud pretty well before I make any assumptions.  Last of all, but definitely not least, I have several modernist poe3try to get from the reader namely the following;

In your copy of Rainey (ed.) Modernism: An Anthology:

Ezra Pound,

  • ‘In a Station of the Metro’ (p. 43)

  • ‘Imagisme’ & ‘A Few Don’ts by an Imagiste’ (pp.  95-99)


  • ‘Orchard’ (p. 441-2)

  • ‘Oread’ (p. 442)

  • ‘Garden’(p. 443)

  • ‘Sea Rose’ (p. 443-444)

  • ‘Night’ (p. 444)

William Carlos Williams. Read the following sections from his long poem Spring And All:

  • Parts I &2 (p. 504-505)

  • Part VI, verse section beginning ‘The rose is obsolete’ (p. 511-512)

  • Part XIII (pp. 521-522)

  • Parts XXI & XXII (pp. 529-530)

  • Part XXVII (p. 537)

And....somewhere along the line, I am meant to be scheduling a library session this week.

*sigh* - will I EVER see the sun again????
Tags: ba english yr 3, criticism and culture, grindstone files - year 3, major dissertation, modernism
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment