Sep 9, 2009

That's the Stuff Great Novels are Made of.

Writing an essay on reading and writing.
Sounds simple enough, but there are so many different ways this can be written.

I feel myself drawn to Virginia Woolf's 'Death of the Moth' once again. I really like her imagery of the moth, fluttering between the window panes, while a pencil follows it in its escape. The stained glass likeness of the moth's trek mirrors the reader's interaction with a text.

There is a sort of disgruntled cloud that sits above my head as I ponder how I am going to write an adequate essay about writing. Shouldn't seem so daunting, but in a maximum of 750 words, I am going to have to do some editting, or not delve to deep into the ocean of metaphor.

Word of the Day: Classes

Quote of the Day: "Every year they put me in charge of lining up the teachers for Convocation. They are university professors, but they can't put themself in a line. They come up to me as ask me who they are supposed to stand behind, and I tell them, behind the person in front of you on the list. And then a lightbulb goes off above their heads. At least, unless they are from the philosophy department. Then they'd rather argue about the concept of the line itself." Dr Payton (history)

1 comment:

joelfaber said...

Actually, editing is one thing that course does teach you to do well. When you need to write a short essay in a short time, it pushes you to be more efficient. I learned as much from the experience of writing lots of essays (outline, source, write, edit […or not]) as from the class time.