I’ve spent a lot of my time reading/writing/analyzing analyses. From my very first day in my freshman English class reading To Kill a Mockingbird to doing literally anything in the humanities, I’ve learned to automatically ask, “What was the author’s intent?” I’ve analyzed literature, music, film, and theatre (as well as analytical essays in allContinue reading “Confession #1: About my Interview with Majid Majidi”
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Confession #2: Binge Writing
I would be lying if I said that I am an overly organized person. You can just ask the four moving boxes that are still in my room from that move out day from Ann Arbor – a month ago. I’m not a great planner. I keep big ideas of due dates but I rarelyContinue reading “Confession #2: Binge Writing”
Confession #3: Poking the Fire
If there’s anything I got out of this Gateway course, it is the hunger for making myself laugh. I really enjoy poking fun with my writing. This sentiment is expressed in my Confession #1, but I am becoming more and more aware of the ridiculousness of so many writing conventions and general norms. Now, IContinue reading “Confession #3: Poking the Fire”
Confession #4: Genre AND Creativity?
I was originally very skeptical of the idea of genre analysis. Could this wariness be attributed to my weariness with analysis that I have expressed throughout these confessions? Possibly. Whatever the reason, I came into this class with the view that genre and all of its conventions were limiting factors rather than enabling ones. InContinue reading “Confession #4: Genre AND Creativity?”