7.25.2006

Finally, some photos...

Well, I have now attended sessions for both of my classes and attended two plenary sessions. The first plenary was on the history of Oxford and how it has inspired so many writers. The second plenary was a poetry reading by an Irish professor at Oxford - this was remarkable. It is such a gift to have poetry shared with you by the person who composed the work. Out of the two sessions, it has been the better. Yesterday, my "Writing Lives" class began, and we jumped right in. We were asked to write a short narrative on a childhood memory, basing it onthe style of Wordsworth's The Prelude. After given ten minutes to write, we went around the room, shared our stories and gave critiques. It was a great start to the class. I have a feeling it will be the more fun of the two I am taking. Today, my second class met for the first time. I left feeling somewhat nauseaous. The class is called "Reading for Writers" and is pretty much an intro to writing Literary Criticism. I realized afterwards that I am not well read at all and that my knowldege, in writing, as minimal as I knew it was, is actually far less. This class will kick my butt. But hopefully by its conclusion, I will have some serious analytical skills when it comes to writing about literature.

To lighten the mood a bit (at least for me - as I have two writing assignments patiently waiting for me to complete), I will share some of my photos. YAY! I have been looking forward to posting these, but today was the first day I could get them transferred from the laptop to the computer lab where I have internet access. So here is a small glimpse at my stay in England so far.

The photos above are of my lovely room here on Staircase 13 at Exeter. The first set of open doors on the left hand side of the bottom photo are my sink basin. The other set of open doors is my closet!

And currently, the photo loader here in the blog has just crapped out on me. I promise I will add more photos later tonight or tomorrow!!!!!

7 comments:

rebeccajean said...

That looks like a sweet suite. Gads, I have an urge to create something....anything....gotta get going on that! I envy you this opportunity, in about a gajillion ways. And also, I've been drinking....

Lauren said...

Your room is sooo charming!Definitely looks bigger than the dorm room I had at Langton Close. And don't fret how 'well read' you are or not. Take it a day at a time, and remember, no matter what, you're making progress. You're a better student today than you were yesterday, and by the end of your stay at Oxford, you'll be a phenomenal student!

Ms. Obsessed said...

You have a basin. Hee! Do you also have a face flannel and biscuits? Oh, please say you do...

M said...

Thanks for the room compliments! It is actually working out really well for me. besides the seriously drunk people at the french fry stand (my bad - chips stand) each night until about 3am singing and screaming, the room is great :)

-M

And yes, D, I have a basin, but no word yet on the face flannel and biscuits :p

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