It's 2020 and I'm sure that the future will not look back kindly upon this year. I thought it might be a good time to update this blog with more information since I haven't written much since I started my doctorate at the University of Utah. I'm now three years into figuring out the direction … Continue reading Three Years In
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One of the things I am really interested in stories is recognizing patterns and 'motifs'. Vladímir Propp, a scholar in Russian Folktales, had this awesome theory where he broke down Russian folktales into Proppian functions. Moreover, he also assigned roles (dramatis personae) in the stories and analyzed them in his book, Morphology of a Folktale . … Continue reading Digging into Propp’s Functions
It's the end of the year and I think that reflecting back on my accomplishments for this year is a great way to mark my progress!
It's been a little more than a month for me here. How different is studying at the University of Utah (the U) compared to my alma mater, Rutgers University (RU)? For one, both schools have a block letter as their symbol. Both schools are big on football. Both schools are public state universities. But yet, … Continue reading U vs. RU: A Preliminary Evaluation
What would one expect from themselves as a doctoral student?
This post talks about me and gives a decent background of my past before pursuing my Ph.D.