Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Continuing Project Preparations
While I find the subject of the reviews to be interesting and it generates a fair amount of questions for further research, I haven't made much progress this week in narrowing those down into something useful for the purposes of a project, and on top of that, I'm not confident that they would demonstrate enough learning specific to Leaves of Grass, as opposed to general musings about poetry, criticism, and the public. The subject also seems more suited to essays than more creative media, though I suppose it could be done. Perhaps the only thing I am less efficient at completing than essays are art projects, in spite of the fact that I prefer them. I prefer them too much; they mean too much to me to not be some version of perfect which I never achieve. Part of the reason I am an eternal senior English major is that I was originally attempting a second major in art as well, and I have plenty of classes for both but not enough for a degree in either. Someday I will purge my artistic demons, but I doubt that day will come within the span of a month or two. I am considering doing more with my motif entry on hair instead, which potentially has the opposite problem of being too specific. We shall see.