• Aesthetic Playlists,  Uncategorized

    “Of Knights and Maidens Fair” : An Arthurian Playlist

    I asked and you answered, so here is the result! I recently did a poll the other day on my Instagram account asking if my readers would enjoy periodically seeing aesthetic playlists compiled by me. The answer was a resounding “yes!” so here is my first one. I lately have been very interested in the the works of the Pre-Raphaelites, (a school of painters from the mid 19th century) who often featured as their subjects characters and scenes from Arthurian legend so this prompted me to entitle this playlist “Of Knights and Maidens Fair.” In numerous ways, the Victorian era was truly the golden age for those interested in everything…

  • Book Talk

    Spring has Sprung: Gardening Through Literature

    The seed for the idea for this post was planted over a month ago, but it wasn’t until the semester ended that I felt I could dedicate the necessary time to bring it to fruition. During my last semester of college, I was able to take a really interesting course called Nature Writing. The class was unlike any other I had previously taken, and it focused on environmental literature, as well as analyzing narratives with a nature lens. In addition to this we were also given opportunities to write critically and creatively using the natural world as a vehicle for our work. It was a really insightful class, and in…