More essays. I turned in two out of the four essays
I listed in my last post. The subjects changed quite drastically, thou
gh.So far, I produced:
- Madness in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, analyzed in conjunction with Herbert Marcuse's application of psychoanalysis to society, in Eros and Civilization ;
- An analysis of Arab Feminism as portrayed in Nawal El-Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis.
I yet have to produce :
- A study of the mutual influences of the French and English languages one on another.
- A lexicographic analysis of one English word, with a cross-cutting stury of how Woolf (yes, Virginia, again) used it.
I've been having good weekends, lately. In short because I don't have a million years to discuss them...
I attended La nuit de la philosophie two weeks ago with a friend from university. It was wonderfully stimulating, and of course, I was kind of dead: it is 24 hours of intense conference attendance and philosophical reflection, after all. But it was great.
Last I had a dinner party with Kiki and her family, which is always fun! I also went to two musical shows: Sherazade les mille et une nuits and Starmania Opera. While the former was
only good for someone who didn't understand the very dreadful lyrics (which I did), the latter was wonderful and heart-breaking. I'm including an extract of Starmania below: