Posts Tagged ‘literature’

The London Theater Scene

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

For the London Study Abroad program, I am a member of the theater group. In addition to blogging, creating Facebook posts, and writing a final paper, as a class we are expected to attend many planned shows during our travels. So far, we have seen Agatha Christies “The Mouse Trap”, “The Woman in Black”, and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.” Agatha Christies “The Mousetrap” is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running play in history. Every night they perform a show is a new world record, and I was present for one of those! The Woman in Black is exactly the story you’re thinking of, the one that became a movie with Daniel Radcliffe. I was curious as to how a play could get me afraid but it was successful! But no spoilers for these shows or Curious Incident, you’ll have to see them for yourself. Before the trip is over, I am excited to be seeing Wicked and Kinky boots as well as an array of several other performances on our schedule. 

Harry Potter Universe

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Our faculty Abroad sure know their students! Everyone in the London Study Abroad group was thrilled to be visiting Harry Potter Universe this week. This is the location of many surviving Harry Potter sets and thousands of props from the movies. I have stood where Daniel Radcliffe stood, walked where Emma Watson walked, and eaten where Rupert Grint has eaten.


World of Warcraft, John Keats, and my last paper

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

What does the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft have to do with 19th century romantic poet John Keats? Well, for one thing, they are both featured in my final paper for British Literature II, the last paper I need to write before I graduate! For this paper we were challenged with the task of selecting a written work we studied this semester and finding a modern artifact that clearly drew inspiration from or critiques it. And YES, World of Warcraft writers were inspired by Keats. In the third installment of the game there are hundreds of references to John Keats Poetry as well as several other well-known authors such as T.S. Eliot and William Wordsworth. Where are these references found? In the armor. John Keats “viewless wings of poesy” become WoWs Viewless Wings item level 359, +18 Agility, +27 Stamina, +12 Critical Strike, +12 Haste, usable by druids, hunters, rogues, Shaman, and Monks. I won’t get into the analysis here, but the point is, pay attention to where your academics come into play in every day life and get creative with your essay topics!

The Freshwater Review

Monday, November 16th, 2015

I am quite behind on the times with this, but I just received my own copy of The Freshwater Review today. This is a wonderful artistic and literary journal put together by The College of St. Scholastica. This version was from Spring of 2015. Many talented writers and artists alike have their work featured in the many pages of this publication; some St. Scholastica students and faculty have had their work included. This past spring, The Freshwater Review became a nationwide publication, expanding its influence and content outside the walls of St. Scholastica. I am really looking forward to paging through and possibly becoming more involved in the future.


Back to Literature

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

It has been about three years since my last literature class. My professor is Dr. Killough, and so far he seems like a great pick. He is organized and passionate about literature. The first few classes we have had so far have been filled with discussion about fiction stories we have been assigned.