I Have a Degree In English

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    Now What?

    You want to discuss thorns?  I'll get my Old English Beowulf transcription.  Favorite character in The Canterbury Tales? Chauntecleer, what's yours?  My heart's been won by dead women and their tropes.  Dickens is utterly amusing.  I love/hate Derrida and...
    cellardoors cellardoors
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2006

    Thought It Would Be Easy

    English was always my best subject, and since I could not figure out what to do with my life, and was taking way too long to get through college, I said to myself, "Why don't I just major in English?"  What a mistake.  Way too many books to read (I...
    UnderneathThaStarz UnderneathThaStarz
    1 Response Sep 22, 2009

    I Do

    Well more so in English Literature but is still categorised on the degree certificate as being English. I studied certain classes in the scientific and biological creation of language as well as the cultural and evolvement of the English Language.  However my primary...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 1, 2008

    An Appropriate Quote...

    "Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on." (Terry Pratchett - Hogfather) That's me. I got myself a BA in Media & Communications and Marketing. I picked a...
    HoneyPie HoneyPie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2008

    I Owe a Lot to Studying English

    I thoroughly enjoyed my years at university, and studying English had a lot to do with that. I loved it. It was there I learnd to think, to write, to question, to understand, to debate, to find out more about myself, to push my boundaries further than ever before. I owe a lot to...
    gaiagirl gaiagirl
    1 Response Aug 12, 2008

    With Which I Do Nothing Whatsoever

    i work as a cleaner with a little more than minimum wage. am i happy with my situation? yes and no.just a degree, that's all it is. do i have any knowledge of english? i doubt. my concentration was on other things during my studying years. for example i was hospitalised with...
    whoslife whoslife
    36-40, F
    Oct 11, 2011

    So My Choices Are "Teacher" Or "Unemployed"?

    My great passions are language and literature.  Daddy used to take me to the library weekly, sweep his arm at the stacks and say, "You can never read them all!"  The power of words and the strength of stories captivated me.  Falling through "the hole...
    misselizabeth misselizabeth
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2008

    Thoughts On My English Degree

    Thoughts on my English degree   Thoughts on my English Degree: I feel that this post has been building inside me for a long time and for whatever reason I have held off on putting my thoughts on to paper. No more I will delay no more, here and now will be my testament to...
    hereweare99 hereweare99
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2012

    Doing Okay.

    My mom freaked when I told her I was changing my major from Secondary Ed English to English Literature. I just couldn't imagine teaching High Schoolers with only 4 Lit classes under my belt. It felt wrong. Mom insisted on speaking to my Advisor before I followed through with it...
    emarvel emarvel
    Apr 7, 2008
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