Commonplace Book

Commonplace Book

Final CPB Reflection: 05-03-2022 Kelsey McKinney’s evaluation of commonplace books as “literary scrapbook…instinctual to intellectual cultivation” resonates with me. Content that I chose for my commonplacing was meant to help me better understand context for analyses of our Victorian Monsters literature. Since I opted for the scholarly editions of our texts, I wanted to make full use of them. Unless otherwise prompted, I chose to draw from these editions for my CPB entries. From these sources I featured contextual articles…

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QCQ-02

QCQ-02

QCQ-02 for English 420: Victorian Monsters by Andrea Aufdencamp “The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and…

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QCQ -01 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

QCQ -01 for English 420, Victorian Monsters

For our first QCQ assignment, that we consider a contemporary monster in today’s media that embodies this cultural moment and evaluate it using one of Jeffrey Cohen’s “Monster Culture” theses, I think of the White Walker from the HBO series, Game of Thrones. Relying on Google for a memory assist, it says “A White Walker is a humanoid creature…Primarily referred to as the Others in the novels, White Walkers are a supernatural threat to mankind…” (gameofthrones.fandom.com) The White Walkers seek…

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