Religion and Literature

Wednesday, 2 April 2003

The Religion and Literature talk I went to re­gard­ing C.S. Lewis’ Planetary Theme in the Chronicles of Narnia was quite good. Each book in the chron­i­cles has a sub­text filled with the oeu­vre of a par­tic­u­lar me­dieval plan­et. Apparently such cos­mol­o­gy was cen­tral to Lewis through­out his life. I’m hav­ing din­ner with the speak­er and my Tolkien prof late this evening, I hope the con­ver­sa­tion will be good.

No one in my po­et­ry class had any­thing to say about my lat­est. ap­par­ent­ly it was too weird. the teacher went on this long rant about how it was a metaphor for lit­er­ary his­to­ry and the cre­ative process. I guess that was sor­ta float­ing around in my head, es­pe­cial­ly since she does not want us to use ar­cha­ic dic­tion, that has been has­sling me all se­mes­ter. what­ev­er.

Poetry Writing 402

Sunday, 3 November 2002

ap­par­ent­ly if i want to get in­to Advanced Poetry Writing 402 I need to sub­mit 5 po­ems to the prof for her pe­rusal and judge­men­ta­tion. i sift­ed through the pigsty last night and tried to de­cide if i had 5 pearls to send her. i scrab­bled some sort of sem­blance to­geth­er. Meagan thinks i should make un­ti­tled 9 in­to a sto­ry: ‘it sounds like a sto­ry,’ she said. I told her she would have to il­lus­trate it. ‘If i make it a sto­ry you’ll have to il­lus­trate it,’ said I. I didn’t sub­mit it though.

Next se­mes­ter it looks as though I will be tak­ing 3 eng­lish and 2 film class­es. I want­ed to take a com­put­er pro­gram­ming class, but they are on­ly open to ma­jors. So in­stead, hope­ful­ly i’ll be tak­ing Film Theory; Irish Cinema; Advanced Poetry Writing; C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and the Inklings; and Fictions of Insanity.

and for no par­tic­u­lar rea­son: blort, poon, troz, wooble, glo­ty, yarf.