Category Archives: EN571

The Aftermath of the Conference

I think that these past few weeks shows how unanticipated circumstances can arise. I did not anticipate being sick and I realize that research is nearly impossible when you aren’t taking care of yourself. When I was first putting together my PowerPoint for the Student Research Conference, I was conflicted with how much information my […]

Frankenstein Outline

Topic: A postcolonial analysis of the 1818 edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I will be using Keywords in Context tools to identify authoritative approaches to language. The comparison will be Victor Frankenstein vs the creature and how language encourages Western power and authority. Working Thesis: In the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s western influences are prevalent through […]

Frankenstein: What’s in a name?

This project would be developed for college students in an introductory literature course. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, there is the question of visibility in characters when they are not addressed by their name but rather an identifier. How are foreign languages treated in the text and how does this affect the way foreign characters are identified? This […]

A World of My Own

Growing up, MMORPG’s (also known as Massively multiplayer online role-playing games) were the epitome of my childhood. The way that fictional worlds are influenced by literature was not something I figured video game script writers took into account immediately. I think that what is particularly surprising about MMO’s is that they are able to weave together […]

Processing Words

I remember when I was younger I really wanted a typewriter. When I went to high school, I faced the challenge of having to actually use one for my college applications (my high school wanted to make sure students had the experience of using different tools for writing). But the problem with this word-processor is […]

Mapping out the FULL Story

Last semester, Moretti’s section on Maps would definitely have helped me visualize the town of Ruby in Toni Morrison’s Paradise. The town of Ruby was tied together by the literal symbol of the oven and each distinct place (such as the store or convent) was defined by how far they were from it. Moretti states that […]

Visualizing Words: Who said What?

The hardest part of using graphs is figuring out how the data correlates and whether it is effective in providing literary relief, especially when the text is too complex. I would never have thought to look at the use of Frankenstein in works over time nor would I have thought to look at the use […]

Bringing Frankenstein to Life in the Classroom

Digital pedagogy : the use of technology in constructing a learning environment online through various forms of interaction, but not limited through online, hybrid, or face-to-face interfaces. As readers, digital pedagogy is instrumental in our comprehension of literary texts. We use it everyday without quite realizing how essential or engaging it is in our understanding […]

Digitization: A Loss or Gain in Literacy

As technology continues to progress in our society, so does our ability to process information. The texts that are available in print slowly make its way into e-books and/or other digital formats. Our sense of touch becomes a swipe on a screen. The difficulty I often have with digitization is that it may presumably deter […]