Aug
22

Post 10: Summary of my Summer Work

As the summer comes to a close, I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made through my research and I am looking forward to the work on my Honors thesis in my last two semesters at William and Mary. I will be able to incorporate the materials I found in my trip by means of thorough…
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Aug
22

Post 9: Finishing Up

It’s exciting to be getting ready to begin the Fall semester and all of the Honors work ahead! Looking back, I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to have been able to travel to several archives and to be able to access the special collections archives at three Ivy-League universities. No doubt, my work over…
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Aug
21

Post 8: Materials to Photocopy

During my research this summer, I also watched the film made of West’s novel The Day of the Locust in addition to re-reading the novel and writing notes about it with use of supplementary studies written on West. Interestingly, studies usually ignore or sideline West’s lesser known works and only very recently have his unpublished…
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Aug
20

Post 7: Fun Facts and more research.

I’m continuing to research West by writing summaries of the materials I found on my trip as well as re-reading all of West’s novels and minor works. Looking over my work this summer, I’m pleased to have made much progress on my thesis and I look forward to the intense and rewarding work ahead of…
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Aug
13

Post 6: Go West, Young Man.

In the last few weeks since I’ve returned from my trip I’ve been delving into the materials I found in addition to working through supplementary and secondary writings on West. Fredric Jameson’s Postmodernism book has been interesting and I hope to use it in my thesis as I think West’s work anticipates many trends Jameson…
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