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Nearing the end…

By • Jul 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my final month of summer research, I feel as though I’ve finally gotten comfortable with where I’m at. I’m no longer entirely panicked at the prospect of writing a thesis on my topic – though there are moments when I still ask myself whether or not I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. After…
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Month Two: Primary Factors

By • Jun 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

  As the months go on, and I get further and further into my pile of research, I have become aware of the wonder and danger that is the bibliography. When I am the one writing one, I hate it. A period here, but a comma there – along with the bone-deep fear, however well-founded, of somehow…
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An Act in Providence

By • May 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

“I Am Providence.” – H.P. Lovecraft Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Howard Phillips Lovecraft spent the majority of his life – with the exception of a few miserable (and xenophobically-charged) years in Brooklyn, New York – in the city, roaming and learning its various streets and byways. When, in the mid-1920s, he was…
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Honors Fellowship – (In)Human Anatomy: Constructions of Otherness in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft

By • Apr 12th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” H.P. Lovecraft, “Supernatural Horror in Literature” When I was around seven or eight years old, I had the fortune of coming across across my grandmother’s ancient, crumbling volume of Poe. Bookmarked within was,…
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