[DWJ] Hello :)
hallieod at indigo.ie
Fri May 5 11:31:46 EDT 2006
Welcome to all newcomers!
Not quite insane enough to say your thesis (with Jackie as director)
sounds like 'fun', Rene, but it certainly sounds about as close as a
thesis could be to that! (I managed to write one essay on F&H and
the Odyssey, for a tutor who'd never heard of Diana Wynne Jones.
Any chance of getting the paper put up somewhere so we can see?
Definitely sounds very interesting.
>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!
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