Monday, 30 March 2009 04:29 pm
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I need to talk to helpful people about one of my essay questions, as it is very ambiguously worded and I am failing to pin it down into an appropriate form. Anyone want to volunteer for an IM chat on the topic? The question, incidentally, is "'Many people do fancy that, in dealing with women, we are dealing with very explosive materials' (Helen Taylor). Why would this statement be made in the mid-nineteenth century?" I can find at least three interpretations, and the most obvious one isn't easily answered in relation to literature and journalism.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:32 pm
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I am working on an assessed essay for my "Roots of Gothic" module. There's a choice of only four questions. I'm choosing between two, one on guilt, and one which is worded as follows:

Using evidence from TWO texts on the module, suggest a range of characteristics that might be appropriate to a ‘Gothic’ setting.

How can I address this question while avoiding making it a simple list of things (ruined castle - check, atmospheric weather conditions - check, secret passages - check...)? How can I make it an argument, ideally with something approaching a proper thesis-antithesis-synthesis structure? And would you include items like "distressed heroine", "illicit sexual desires" and "evil monk" in "Gothic setting", or just landscape/weather/buildings?

Typography again

Wednesday, 31 January 2007 06:21 pm
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Here, have a handout on a Renaissance printer I wrote for my Typography class a few weeks ago. It went with a presentation, but this is the coherent version. The body of it is 1000 words, but the additional bits increase that a lot. Aldus Manutius, Master-Printer of Venice )
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My most recent essay, for a module entitled 'The History of Graphic Communication'. This is in auto-HTML so apologies if it sucks. Highlighted words are my own reminders of the document outline - essentially section headings. Questions welcome.

Choose one contemporary printed document and discuss how it might have been produced in the fifteenth century. )

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