Jan
03

The Holidays and New Years

Happy New Year! The past year for me has been an amazing journey. From traveling around during my semester abroad  to coming back to Williamsburg this semester immersing myself fully into everything that has been senior year. For some reason I found finals this semester more stressful than I had remembered. It wasn’t really my…
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Dec
31

“Regardless of whether the year is new or old”

On December 27, 1954, Wallace Stevens wrote, “After listening to Silent Night for ninety-nine times, I am really a bit relieved that Christmas is over” (Letters 862), and I’m with him on that one. The beginning of 2013, however, means that I really need to get going on writing my thesis itself, and that it…
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Dec
11

Defended – My Thesis is Complete

Yesterday, I defended my thesis in front of my examining committee.  I gave a brief presentation about my interest in the topic, my research question, my methodology, my findings, and the importance of my results.  Then, I answered questions from my examining committee about my project.  After some deliberation, the committee granted me highest honors.…
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Dec
01

November Updates

What a month it has been! With one video production project complete and another on its way, it is a wonder that I found time to work on my thesis. But alas, I did find the time. The thesis has become my go-to fun activity, and I am quite pleased that I decided to partake…
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Nov
30

Stevens in Contemporary Culture

About two months ago, as election season was bearing in, the journalist Michelle Dean wrote an article called “What Mitt Romney Might Learn from Wallace Stevens,” and which was promptly sent to me by about four different friends who knew about my thesis. Later in the month, buzz began about Poetry magazine’s centennial anthology — The Open Door:…
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