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Catherine Whittinghill
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The Cocktail Party
I had drinks with a friend after a long seminar tonight, and for the first time in a while, I didn't stagger to my car exhausted and then sit in traffic for 90 minutes (that's right, it takes me 90 minutes to go 11 miles #LosAngeles) and then collapse for a...
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Mercy and Translation
I want to make a brief note here so I never forget the beautiful article we read today in my Translation in the Middle Ages seminar.  We read Derrida's article "Relevant Translation" and spent nearly an hour unwinding this complicated text together as a cla...
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Gwyneth, Joanna, and Tolstoy: My Trips to the Magnolia Market and the Goop Mrkt
I often revisit the final scene of War and Peace , in which Tolstoy concludes his epic about geopolitics during the Napoleonic wars with a goofy scene about parenting.  The exquisite Natasha has put on a few pounds and is married to Pierre, literature's fav...
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Fecundity
"Is it too much?  I don't know quite how to handle my joy, in a literary sense.  How does one respond to hopes realized?  No, that isn't the grammar I need.  I meant; how does one live when hopes are in the constant state of becoming realized?  There is no ...
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Boldness and Authorship
As the semester has drawn to a close here at Baylor, I have had to conclude a number of writing projects.  It is always hard to declare a piece of writing "finished," but I have found this to be especially difficult after my masters degree.  In the progress...
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Christian Response to Non-Christian Religious Persecution
On Monday, a video was released showing approximately 100 of the 276 young women who were abducted in Nigeria nearly a month ago. The militant group responsible for this crime, Boko Haram, has the aim of imposing stricter enforcement of Sharia law in the c...
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Yellow Spot
“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” ― Pablo Picasso
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Lent 2014
Lent 2014
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