Monday, 27 June 2011

My tutorial and personal website

Currently I am stuck in a train. I have been stuck here for almost an hour, so I though I might as well write a blogpost.

Coming semester I will be doing another tutorial. This time, however, the teacher gave me card blanch to compile my own reading list! The entire tutorial will be focussed on the topic of Victorian death and mourning. Perhaps not the most cheerful topic, but definitely a facinating one. Basically this tutorial will enable me to make literaty mileage. This is one of the reasons that I will already be starting with the reading next week. I will be doing my MA thesis on this topic, so this is definitely a good way to make a start... Plus I am getting points for reading books that I would have had to read in preparation for my thesis anyway. So it is def. a win-win situation.

Reading list: 

Secondary literature:
Death in the Victorian family by Pat Jalland
The Oxford Book of Death, ed. D. J. Enright.
Poetry of Mourning: the Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney by Jahan Ramazani
Heaven, hell and the Victorians by Michael Wheeler
Literary remains: representation of death and burial in Victorian England by Mary Hotz
Murder and moral decay in Victorian popular literature by Beth Kalikoff
Death, grief and poverty in Britain, 1870-1914 by Julie-Mary Strange

Primary literature:
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
East Lynne by Henry Wood 
The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte May Young
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Some of the stories of Sherlock Holmes.
The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot.
Victorian detective stories: An Oxford Anthology by ed. Michael Cox.

Also, I now have my very own website! One of my teachers said it would be advisable if you wish to persue a carreer in academics. The site functions as an academic portfolio so you won't find a lot of info on there.

Well that is it for now... Just gonna wait for the train to go again lol.