Imran A Patwary

  • The article is about Youtube creators Fung Brothers. It is regarding how the Asian American hipster rhetoric is perceived in the mainstream discourse and how the authors think that the Fung Brothers are doing […]

  • Nelson plays his identity politics as anybody else involved in anything within the American discourse right now. By using the term ‘of color’ but nonetheless I think his framing of what the discourse has become […]

  • English is great. God bless America. God bless the Queen and her kingdom. What would we do without our imperial masters giving us the great gift that is, the supreme language of human beings. English.

    I was […]

  • If I think back on it my first sponsor would be my brother. Although indirect I would say because we had an age gap of 12 years. So we never got to talk about anything in that sense. Specially regarding books and […]

  • I don’t write. The only thing I do that even comes close to writing is probably reading. Should I write this entry on how I read. Nah, bad idea. I used to write. Not in English, in Bengali. Does it matter? I used […]

    • I especially liked your perspective of writing as an art. Knowing how to weave and create an engaging text is critical in delivering a message or even a great story. Some people prefer music when they write, some don’t – and that’s ok! This only just reaffirms the idea that writing is an art. Whatever inspirations the author absorbs is reflected in the final product through the long tedious process of drafting, revising and repeating until near satisfaction.

      Which also makes me agree with your other point, it’s really lame schools expect you to potentially write about things that aren’t necessarily your groove and sometimes it’ll show. I know I almost butcher my essays with subject matters that I have no interests in. Though at least some instructors allow some freedom within some sort of boundary.

    • I’ve just read your post after reading many others’ posts, and I’m left with this question: Why do we have so much anxiety about writing? (myself included) Does this have to do with the situation where we often associate writing with? (i.e., school, grades, teacher-student power difference, etc.) Is this about the way we think about writing (i.e., writing reflects the authentic self–however you define the authenticity)?

      But also, your last point about finding authenticity in the product is something I’ve been having difficulty with (not so much for myself, but for my students). Very honestly, here’s my question: How do I get students to find the writing situation “authentic” and meaningful? What helped you in your case?

  • This week’s readings are excellent examples of what can be done with the medium that we call essay. The possibilities are quite vast and we see different kinds of approaches to it. For example the video of […]

  • Jeff Porter in his article discusses about the origin of the essay and how it has evolved quite differently in the academia than its original intentions. He mentions the French writer Montaigne who claimed himself […]

  • Petrarch #120

    “I write to assure you that I have not yet felt   from whom I & all the world await   her final bites

    Women who imitate birds ….”

    -Tim Atkins

    The reasons that Orwell mentions about why […]

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