Because a poem be like a pearl in the midst of your papers, findeth inscribed below another offering in the style of John of the Donne wherein Master Zachary Sandri compareth love to your modern device of moving portraits. Celluloid (A Kiss in Times Square) (A Petrarchan Sonnet Inspired by John Donne) by Zachary Sandri I’ve been to see my love a dozen times, and each time features of her…

Getting it Donne

The students of the olde history of the much esteemed literature of Britain be writing poems in the style of John of the Donne this finaltide.  And forsooth they are most deserving of an audience more broad and be-steeped in learning than their instructress, and for this reason find inscribed below the words of Hannah Coble, who hath wrapped the mystery of love within a comparison to the new-fangled device…

Hated words

The post below was written by Alexandra Boyd-Rogers, an undergraduate in 4301 History of the English Language.  This semester the students are posting their language observations to a course wiki. You can read more here–https://wiki.uta.edu/display/ENGL4301/Home This weekend I had interesting individual conversations with my grandmother, my mother, my sister, and my father about which words we hated most in the world (each independent of the others, so that each hated…

Pulp Free

As we gear up for a new semester, some of us are likely lamenting the recent moratorium on paper. This isn’t so surprising. We’re English people. We love books. We love the smell of the library stacks, the sound of swiftly flipping pages, and the weight of words within. Paper is associated with a sense of accomplishment — generating a stack of newly completed pages is often a hard-won battle…