I have had to ask myself that question several times over the years, starting from when I first declared it as my major to just now, moments after having put the finishing touches on my oeuvre to this point, an essay concerning the tragicomic nature of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. While the answer has occasionally oscillated in black moments of self-doubt or writer’s block, I can affirm with great certainty that yes, Virginia—there is indeed a future in English Studies. Continue reading So wait—you mean there’s a FUTURE in English Studies?
My love affair with English language and the written word germinated humbly in elementary school before blossoming into a full-blown obsession in high school, wilting somewhat during my early twenties, and returning to full bloom in my final year of college. Immediate plans for post-graduate studies remain murky for now, but they will assuredly contain graduate-level studies in creative writing at some to-be-determined university. When asked why I would choose English as my choice of study, I can only look to what others have said before me for guidance. Continue reading The Universality and Intimacy of Writing and English Studies