[DWJ] Hello :)
rene_fleischbein at hotmail.com
Thu May 4 22:28:39 EDT 2006
OK, I should do this too. I joined the group about a year ago because I'm
doing my thesis on Fire and Hemlock. At first I was going to do it on seven
books but that dwindled to four and then just the one. I think, though it's
so hard to choose, that Deep Secret is my favorite DWJ book. I really
appreciate that DWJ does great things with language. The stories are
fabulous but the language style makes them truly enchanting.
I must also mention that Jackie Stallcup told me about this list. She is my
thesis director and has been a big help. She's really great and great at
what she does! (as always, thanks Jackie!)
I am attending the ChLA conference in June and the paper I'm giving is based
on one chapter of my thesis. It's about the transformation of a female
character from the traditional literary model to a true hero in the classic
tradition - basically, how Polly is a feminist hero without losing her
femininity. Hopefully I will make sense!
Thanks to everyone on the list for your insightfulness and the great
discussions! Thanks for all your help too!
>From: Rowana De Silva <rowanatheblerg at yahoo.co.uk>
>Reply-To: Diana Wynne Jones <dwj at suberic.net>
>To: dwj at suberic.net
>Subject: [DWJ] Hello :)
>Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 19:00:27 +0100 (BST)
>Since everyone else is introducing themselves, I will too. I just found a
>link to the list from the DWJ livejournal forum and crept in. :) I've
>been a DWJ fan for about six years, and have read pretty much all her books
>except Changeover, and some of her short stories. I've loved them all,
>Fire and Hemlock, The Lives of Christopher Chant and Howl's Moving Castle
>are definitely favourites.
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