More on Pursuing an English Degree

Because I got some really lovely comments to my last post

because I was at a party last night and had the chance to speak with a woman – an English major – who has had a varied and successful career, both on the island and on the mainland…

because that same woman focused her studies on 17th and 18th century British literature, of all things, and still draws on that education in a field outside academia…

because I went to a fabulous party instead of staying home to write a blog post…

and because I’m making a quick pit stop at URock to borrow their internet connection before driving up to UMaine Augusta for class and am therefore posting on the fly…

I’d like to point you in the direction of a thoughtful post written by my fellow blogger at Getting the Words Right. As a former professor, Bill writes from the other side of the education equation. He brings great insight to the issue of pursuing a liberal arts/humanities degree in a culture that focuses on marketability.

And check back with him later, as his next post will offer suggestions – and maybe hope and validation – to those of us who study literature and writing.

And because I wasn’t able to post this last week, I’ll do it now (a pic from my husband!)

5 degrees below zero, and off to class!

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2 Responses to More on Pursuing an English Degree

  1. Thanks for the plug, Colleen! Great snow pic! Looks like Connecticut these days.

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