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May 21st, 2003
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Papers, papers
I have two papers to write by Sunday. One is in Dr. Yacobi's excellent "Elements of Poetry" class, and the other is in Dr. Gluzman's problematic "Introduction to the Theory of Literature" (which is really an overview of theories of literature, and not some indoctrination into one particular theory).

For my poetry paper, I'm to analyze the use of figures to generate meaning in a certain poem by Nathan Alterman, and while the poem is very difficult, I'm enjoying the process, which includes reading some five articles on metaphor and poetry. Then again, I have not written a word yet, so this is probably short-lived.

The Gluzman paper is on Feminist Literary Theory; it's a simple one-page assignment asking me to compare and contrast two articles, by Cixous and Showalter. Haven't read the articles yet, and I have my reservations about Cixous (don't know anything about Showalter yet), but the Fem. Theory we've been introduced to so far wasn't bad (it was mostly by Israeli scholars, Dr. Gluzman among them), so we'll see.

This is all an excuse to point out that all true wisdom is found in Calvin in Hobbes!

Current Mood: quiet
Current Music: Yoni Bloch -- Be a Nice God

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Date:May 21st, 2003 10:12 am (UTC)
I found this year that I'm incapable of getting papers done except under tight time pressure. When that pressure is applied, I work on them in intense but productive forty-minute segments-- the length of a class period at my high school.

Conclusion: All I learned in high school was how to write in-class essays.
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Date:May 22nd, 2003 04:42 am (UTC)

hee hee... :)

Last minute panic is the only thing that drives me to do something in general and when it comes to papers... in specific.
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Date:May 22nd, 2003 01:38 pm (UTC)

Nothing much to say actually, except that Calvin & Hobbes are right - as always!

To quote my favourite prof;"I don't need time, I need a deadline!"

I don't recognize any of the names of your literary theorists, do they write in a strange language I don't know or am I only flaunting my ignorance?

Good luck on writing! Although it's early still :p
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Date:May 24th, 2003 12:52 am (UTC)
I love Calvin and Hobbes! Their snowmen theme rulez!
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