May
      26

      Month 2: The Devil is in the Details

      While the past month has been a scholastic interlude between my time at William and Mary and my project in Maine, I have delved deeper into the ‘hows’ and ‘whats’ of my project resulting in the following notable edits. Many of these edits were spurred by the gracious help of six professors who study plant…
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      May
      25

      Setting the Foundation: An outline for my time in England

      Although the spring semester finished over two weeks ago, I haven’t stopped since submitting my independent study’s twenty page paper. Since touching down at London Heathrow four days ago, I have been working in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Library amongst Cambridge students preparing for their final exams. Ideally, I should have…
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      May
      22

      Month One: Ethnographic Research

      I am currently on my third week of research for my honors thesis. I have been utilizing ethnographic field methods to observe the ways in which asylum seekers and local Italians interact. This means that I have to take extensive notes on my interactions with individuals who are working in the Italian “centro di accoglienza”, which deals…
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      May
      18

      Week One, Getting Things Done

      “…that much gold, and great store of riches makes them mad, insomuch as they endeavour to destroy each other…”

      May
      13

      Introductory Post

      The global and domestic spheres collide in both Howards End by E.M. Forster and The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, Edwardian novels that contextualize domestic fiction within a larger, imperial narrative. Just as objects are imported from around the world into domestic households, the global politics surrounding the objectification and domination of marginalized…
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