Dec
03

Defense!

In five short days, my project will reach its culmination when I finally have my thesis defense! I cannot believe I have actually reached the end of my two semesters with William Carlos Williams. It feels like only yesterday that I opened to the first page of his collected poems, read my first articles of…
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Dec
01

Out to Sea

I keep finding new sources. Which is great. They are super fascinating. I’m reading 19th century Howells novel to gain insight to a *true* American Self-Made Man. I’m reading some crazy literary criticism on how Jewish immigrants were perceived over time in American society, particularly in the economy. I feel like I’m really getting a…
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Nov
30

November Update

So far, I have written one chapter as well as a draft introduction. My next step is to write out a more formal outline for my next steps before the end of the semester. To contextualize survivor’s guilt and the struggle to survive during a fascist or dictatorial regime, I am going to do some…
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Nov
30

Fall Update on NMR Experiments and Thesis Writing

Sorry I did not upload an October post. I was very busy with graduate school applications and running a plethora of experiments. However, I have made great progress on my honors project. The data collection portion of my thesis is almost complete. I have to create some figures in MATLAB and fix some parameters, but…
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Nov
19

November Update

I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my progress. I recently wrote a literature review for my thesis which included both an historical overview and a look at the normative arguments surrounding Mill’s views on representative government generally and election reform specifically. I learn a lot about the main Mill scholars, and…
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