Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I've become obsessed with this linguistics approach to literary criticism. Which is good since I have to teach/present today and turn in a project very shortly after that; I don't have time to "warm up" to a slight interest.

My group is looking at advertisements for food items as well as "food writing" in nationally distributed magazines. (No recipes, just essays, etc.) Particularly, we're hoping to find statistical data to back up the idea that we mix up food and sex language all the time.

This is a huge undertaking -- or it should be to get useful, telling data. So it's a great thing that this midterm project only requires us to do the prep work (pose the question, read relevant research, write a proposal). It does not require us to do all the leg work. Sweet!

Back to working on that presentation now.

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