• Frances commented on the blog post final blog 9 years, 4 months ago

    Chapter two of Lisa Duggan’s The Twilight of Equality, focuses on the public education system at the college level. Although the initial attack was against the Women’s studies Program at SUNY New Paltz, the overall attack was a racial one. More privatized universities would not normally come up against such an issue, rather they would […]

  • The concept of neoliberalism in itself is a difficult concept to grasp. Considering that it’s definition is not static and has changed over a spectrum of time, reveals how difficult it can be to understand what neoliberalism is. In her book The Twilight Of Equality, Lisa Duggan explores the intricate definition behind neoliberalism and how […]

  • Frances commented on the blog post blog 9 9 years, 5 months ago

    Times Square Red Times Square Blue by Samuel Delany predominately focuses on Time Square and 42nd street during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. During this period there was a surplus of theaters dedicated to porn. The author specifically focuses on the Venus, Adonis and Eros theaters located in different parts of the city. Within these […]

  • Frances commented on the blog post blog 8 9 years, 5 months ago

    After reading the first section of Queer and Loathing by David Feinberg, I was seriously loathing his collection of essays. I found his humor to be cynical and his writing defensive; however, I initially thought he was genuinely funny and just witty with his writing. As I continued to read I discovered that he is […]

  • Frances commented on the blog post blog 7 9 years, 5 months ago

    After watching Pulp Fiction, I was very moved by Samuel Jackson’s performance. Specifically, the moment at the end of the movie when he quotes Isaiah from the bible, really moved me. I felt that the order of the movie could have been interchanged within itself and still would have substantiated as a good movie. As […]

  • Frances commented on the blog post blog 6 9 years, 6 months ago

    After reevaluating my childhood experience with pop music, I’ve come to the conclusion that I had a great relationship with it. As a child listening to Z100 with a combination of 101.1 CVS FM radio, I had the perfect balance of “modern” day music mixed with the oldies. Britney Spears took up a lot of […]

  • Frances commented on the blog post blog 5 9 years, 6 months ago

    I suppose the style of female punk-rock has become iconic for the age of the nineties, however I would like to touch on the video “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. I’ve never been a Nirvana fan and seldom listen to them, but I did always know of the story of Kurt Cobain and his […]

  • Frances commented on the blog post blog 4 9 years, 6 months ago

    So far Paradise has done a terrific job and screwing with my basic knowledge of reading a book linearly. I’ve decided to interpret the book on more of a metaphoric basis rather than as a literal coherent reading. In doing so I’ve come to the conclusion that the women represent the men of Ruby’s sin […]

  • Frances commented on the blog post Week Two Blog 9 years, 7 months ago

    After reading The Parable Of The Sower, I’m still filled with a sense of hopelessness. While this book takes you on a journey, you cannot help but to feel like things are progressively getting worse (at least for our characters). Although they manage to stay together and agree to stay sedentary, attempting to make a […]

  • Frances commented on the blog post Class Website 9 years, 7 months ago

    Frances Fuster After reading Parable Of The Sower, by Octavia Butler I feel that it is current to the times. Perhaps it’s just that I’m as much of a pessimist as the character Lauren or perhaps it’s due to the realistic thinking that things must end badly in order for them to be plausible. Lauren […]

  • Frances wrote a new post, PUZZLED , on the site tattletale 9 years, 7 months ago

    Currently, I’m facing difficulty understanding the basics in reference to where the quotation marks are placed after quoting an author. From my knowledge, I always understood that after quoting, before closing the sentence with a quotation mark, you would include the reference in parentheses followed by the end punctuation and then the ending quotation mark. […]

  • What can I say about What Was She Thinking? ? It’s absolutely a marvelous read. Truly a page turner filled with mirth and solemnity. The book possesses so many little details that one can analyze and look into; however, I would like to focus on the childlike relationship mirrored between several characters. I would also like to […]

  • Writing a Villanelle was a big challenge for me; writing in form always proves to be a harder task than writing in free verse. It requires you (as the poet) to repeat the first line of the first stanza as the last line of the second and fourth stanzas. Similarly, the third line of the […]

  • There is so much to say about Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour.”  It’s definitely a story past its time, or perhaps it’s just a story that should not be addressed.  Written around the 1930’s, this story delves deeply into homosexual behavior, and what makes it even more unconventional is the fact that it is between […]

  • Has drafting your prospectus changed your thinking about your topic and research agenda? If so in what ways? Be as specific as you can. Drafting my prospectus blog has indeed proved to be somewhat of a challenge. Having been fortunate enough to have already discussed my prospectus with Prof. Walkden however, I feel a bit […]

  • Frances wrote a new post, (no title), on the site tattletale 9 years, 11 months ago

    After reading the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it is interesting to note the writing style of Nathaniel Hawthorne. As a Puritan writer, Hawthorne was much influenced by his Puritanical background and often wrote stories referring to sin and blasphemous acts committed by humanity.  I find it bold, however, that Hawthorne managed to base a novel […]

  •                    The novel Emma, by Jane Austen, ironically begins with Emma’s last successful pairing between Miss Taylor and Mr. Weston. As the novel progresses and Emma agrees not to meddle in any more relations between anyone, she unsuccessfully attempts to pair Harriet Smith and Mr. Elton. Since Emma has taken a close liking to Harriet, she makes […]

  • In the novel Emma, by Jane Austen, the main character, Emma, is presented as a severely chaste character, who does not permit herself the liberty of falling in love. Rather, she makes it her responsibility to play match-maker on behalf of those she cares most for; it almost seems to be a hobby for hers. […]

  • In “The Secret History of the Early American Novel,” by Lenora Sansay, Sansay brings up continuous points in relation to social reproduction. I found that Sansay made a very incredulous comparison with the madras headscarf and how it was suppose to suppress a level of sexual equality with white woman. This headscarf differed for blacks […]

  • The Journal of The Plague Year , by Daniel Defoe, is told entirely by the narrator who is a saddler. The significance that this individual holds is only relative to the reader, as he serves the purpose of informing the reader of an “actual” plague that occurred in 1665. However, the narrator becomes an oddity to me, […]

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