Tag Archives: Literature

Wonderland?

Oxford is a town famous for its many pubs, but this Thursday my friends and I wandered outside the city a bit to visit The Perch. Perhaps most famous for being a haunt of author Lewis Carroll (and supposedly part … Continue reading

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Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

As you probably know, Stratfod-Upon-Avon was the home of William Shakespeare and is now home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. VPO took a day trip to Stratford to see an evening production of Macbeth. But before the performance, we got … Continue reading

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Oath at the Bodleian Library

As part of our study abroad program, we are privilaged to have access to the famous Bodleian Library. The┬áBodleian is one of the oldest and largest libraries in Europe, its collection is housed in a number of different buildings, the … Continue reading

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Bel Canto

Here some of my thoughts about Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, the first of the SBC summer book club selections for 2011. To see what others had to say, visit the official blog site maintained by Professor Carrie Brown, here. … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Blog

According to Professor Carrie Brown, students ask for summer reading recommendations every year, so last summer she had the brilliant idea to begin a summer reading book club for Sweet Briar students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends. For summer 2011 … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own

In 1929 Virginia Woolf wrote that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” (Woolf 4). Eighty-one years later these conditions still seem to hold true. Although I’m not a creative … Continue reading

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