Aug. 30th, 2010

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… And at 6:15 this morning I was woken by the sounds of the initiations that had already started (though it’s an improvement, because if I remember correctly last year the noise began at 5:30 in the morning). So I got up –way earlier than I intended- to cheesy dance music from my elementary school days and the sight of people in crazy costumes out the window. That’s the beginning of a new semester for you. Ironically, when I got out –at around 9- all the music had stopped and there wasn’t a sound except for normal noises and an occasional outburst of cheering here and there. With that, I got my agenda and I’m proud to announce that the Graduate agendas don’t look so ugly as the undergrad ones. I also joined the anime club on a whim, let’s see how much time I’ll have to actually go to the meetings (I need to express my inner Otaku:P).

Later today I also have my first James Joyce class. When I was at my parents’ I managed to read Portrait of a Young Man without it being too painful, so I don’t know how this class will be or if I’ll understand anything of the novel… Ulysses has a reputation of being difficult. And I also need to get information on how the research classes will work. Speaking of that, I’m seriously thinking about changing the topic of my thesis and going back to what I was thinking about when I first applied to the Masters program. This time, I would like to do something about women in literacy in 19th century England through the gothic and victorian genres using Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Mary Wollstonecraft’s essays. But I don’t know if I can change my mind, because I wrote my application with the African American project in mind, so maybe I’m expected to do that. Either way will be fine, but I’m more attracted to the gothic and the Victorian.

I’m hungry… I guess I’ll eat something.




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