So, after a class meeting one night, I starting jotting down every title that I felt fit for my thesis. I went through things like: Breaking the Manacles: Seeing the You in You Fightin’ & Fixin’ Waves of _____ … Nice to meet me ____Ways of being Despite all of these, I have been pretty […]
Per my conversation with my professor, both in class and through other forms of communication, I had expressed the idea of wanting to jump into a myriad of different ways for recording/reflecting on past poems, as well as work that I am currently in the midst of writing. With this idea, my thesis is in […]
I literally just got done reading “Easier Said than Done: Writing an Autoethnography” by Sarah Walls. It was an interesting read for sure, but it brought me back to my worries about what I am pursuing for this thesis. I couldn’t help but think back to a conversation that I had with my boss […]
So, it has been a while since I have come on here and have said hello to you all… hello. There it is. I have not been posting as consistently as I probably should, but I am going to say very confidently that in some ways I regret that, and in others I am happy […]
So, as my title says, I have read some things and did some thinking while reading. This past week I picked up an article that Dr. Conyers (head of Africana Studies here at Kean) had given me when I met with him. The piece was about the images of black women in Afro-American poetry and is […]
This is going to be a bit shorter of a blog than usual, as only a few significant things have happened in the past week. I have been able to locate, curate, and analyze a lot more sources, and I am feeling pretty jazzed about that. My white whale, however, continues to elude me. Moby … Continue reading Looking for Sources in All the Right Places →
So, with everything going on in my life right now, I can’t say I feel like I have made much progress since my last blog post. I feel like I am literally taking life on a day-to-day basis. Whatever is in my sight in the moment gets my attention, and whatever is outside of my […]
Although I’m not quite ready to begin drafting any of the fictitious “conversations” with my father, I have been thinking about what they might sound like. What I might say to him. And he to me. The thought of spending countless hours “interacting” with my father again (even in an imagined space) is exciting. And […]
Hello again, readers. Let me start this blog off by saying that I am so grateful for the responses generated by last week’s post! I received so many helpful ideas via tweet, comment, and email, and I am floored by the helpfulness of this community.
In the past week, I’ve gathered excellent resources for my project, and I’m going to list some of them here. First and foremost, I’m going to share my incredibly old-fashioned web of ideas that I made a few weeks ago, and which has been slowly growing in size.
|Don’t you feel like you’re back in elementary school?|
This web actually helped me a great deal. I’m a huge pen-and-paper fan, and it helps me to compile all of my ideas into one place. That being said, last class we were introduced to a few compilation tools that I have already found to be helpful.
Happy Wednesday everyone!So, today I come to the research and Digital Humanities communities looking for help/direction with my thesis work. As you can learn from my first post, I have an idea of what I would like to do with my thesis. To recap:I still…