The card is right – I did do it. Shortly after submitting the last paper of my winter term, and therefore completing all assignments for the coursework portion of my MA, my partner surprised me with this card (which preceded an … Continue reading
YOU HAVE BEEN DEFEATED!
I had a collection of images selected for this post, but I edited it down because I feel that the one below captures the true essence of how I feel right now: proud and sweaty.
March Madness is OVER as of tomorrow when I hand in the last assignment I have due this month! Seminars? Check. Proposals? Done. Papers? Written. Books? Read ’em all! Micro-Teaching Session? Nailed it. Mini-Lecture? Delivered. Guest Lecture? Slayed. Essay Marking? Well…I’m still working on that one…but it’s started! The rest of my marking is done so I’m calling it a win!
Only two more final papers to write and I will be finished all of my coursework for my English MA. Bananas.
Some 6,923 pages and 30,584 words later, the first term of my English MA has come to a close (nailed it).
I thought, in case any of you were interested, I might provide a list, for your perusal, of the books and short stories I read for my classes.*
Below is the list, in the approximate order in which I read them.
- Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (selections)
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Rau Badami
- Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje
- Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
- No New Land by M.J. Vassanji
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
- Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
- Black by Thomas Dekker (selections)
- Epic by John Eldredge (selections)
- Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler (selections)
- All Inclusive by Farzana Doctor
- The Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin (small excerpt)
- Bleak House by Charles Dickens
- Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (selections)
- The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai
- Villette by Charlotte Bronte
- Tell: Poems for a Girlhood by Soraya Peerbaye
- Maus I by Art Spiegelman
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
And now for the short stories:
- “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen
- “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe
- “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- “The Sandman” by E.T.A. Hoffmann
- “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James
- “The Signalman” by Charles Dickens
- “The Dead” by James Joyce
- “The String Quartet” by Virginia Woolf
- “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- “The Conscience of the Court” by Zora Neale Hurston
- “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid
- “When Mr. Pirzada Comes to Dine” by Jhumpa Lahiri
*Not included are the books I read for research; their name is Legion for they are many.