My usual blogging is going to resume on the Monday after next, the 23rd to be precise. At that point my first drafts will be done and all hell will break loose
until the 6th of January when I start my redrafts
I can’t be without tumblr, but if I don’t let myself reblog anything that isn’t about university and studying it’s better motivation than if I just had someone change my password to lock me out. Tumblr is what keeps me sane in my breaks and this is what’s going to work for me.
I’ve done my 750 words for today, I only have three more days of 750 (I’ve given myself tomorrow off for travelling home!), followed by two days of 500 then 3 days of 250. :)
That’s how you do it. Teeny chunks.
posted 2 hours ago
oh look at those lazy students.
TEXTS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
- Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd edition, Johnathan Culler. Can’t recommend this enough as a quick reference text.
- Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (playtext), Tom Stoppard. This play is weird. The film turned out weirder.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica, SHAFT.
- Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (film), dir. Tom Stoppard.
- Tom Stoppard’s Plays, Jim Hunter.
- Beginning Theory, Peter Hunter.
- Tom Stoppard, An Assessment, Tim Brassell
- Tom Stoppard, Susan Rusinko
- Image, Music, Text, Roland Barthes. Barthes is one of the theorists who talks about the nature of authorship, and the death of the author, and it’s just such an interesting concept about how media is out of it’s creators control the second it’s published.
- Orchids, JT Welsch. Rule one of enjoying poetry, if someone’s selling a slim poetry volume, buy it there and then, because unless they’re one of the very few famous poets, chances are it may only be in print ONCE.
- Pilots and Navigators, Antony Dunn. I bought this signed copy second hand, Dunn’s poems have this wonderful sense of transition.
- 101 Sonnets, Don Paterson (ed.). IMO, sonnets are the perfect poetic form, if you can write a sonnet, you can write anything.
- Science Fiction, 4th Edition, Adam Roberts. Really interesting guide to the history and impact of the genre
- Anime, Susan Napier. It’s hard to find solid academic texts on anime (in English at least), and Napier has other books on anime too.
- Radical Tradgedy, Jonathan Dollimore. Stuff on what tragedy meant to Shakespeare, Marlowe, etc. I think it could help my analysis of Madoka, due to the Faustus/Paradise Lost stuff.
- Writing Poems, Peter Sansom. Nice little volume on how to go about understanding why good poems are good and how to make good poems. Bloodaxe have a lot of really good titles.
- The Oxford Book of English Verse, Christopher Ricks (ed.)
- Adaptation in Contemporary Culture, Rachel Caroll
- The Best British Poetry 2012, Sasha Dugdale
- The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms, Mark Strand, Eavan Boland (eds.). This book is so accessible the review on the front is from Elle, I s2g.
- Studying English Literature, Tory Young
- The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing
- An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory
- A Theory of Adaptation
- A Glossary of Literary Terms
- The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard, Katherine Kelly (ed.)
- Stoppard’s Theatre, John Fleming.
- Thinking About Texts, Chris Hopkins, heavy, but super useful for sourcing essays when you literally cba and have zero time.
- Film Art: An Introduction, David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson. This is the book for film studies students, it’s on most booklists for the subject.
Studying for exams in the morning.
EVERYBODY AND THEN ME.
Why Can’t I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?
Study hard and study smart :)
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