Friday, June 12, 2009

New English Majors, Vol. 1

Throughout June, you'll get a chance to meet some of the new English majors here on BU English. Going first: Hannah Baggott

Hannah is from Joelton, Tennessee and attended Hume-Fogg High School. She's majoring in English to be a part of one the great cultural influence that is literature! To that end, she's been reading a lot of Pablo Neruda lately. If you want to start an interesting conversation with Hannah, ask her about the jellyfish tattoo story.

Emily Lind

Emily is from Nolensville, Tennessee and attended Ezell-Harding. Emily is majoring in English because of her love of reading and writing and the flexibility an English major offers. Her favorite reading material lately has been short stories. Emily has traveled to Costa Rica, and she plans on teaching abroad eventually, perhaps in Central America.

This week's poll question: "What is your favorite Alexander Pope quote?" Hannah chose the ever-relevant "Created half to rise, and half to fall;/Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all;/Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled:/The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!" Emily's favorite Pope (as befits someone interested in education): "A little learning is a dangerous thing;/Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." Welcome, Hannah and Emily!