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Milestones in Research: From Reading to Writing

By • Sep 7th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In this first full week of classes, I have met my thesis advisor to get the ball rolling for the completion of my project at the end of the semester! The most exciting milestone I have accomplished in the past few days is the major transition between the two main stages of my project: reading and writing. Beginning…
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Professionalism vs. Empathy: Conflicts Shaping my Claim

By • Aug 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Thesis

In the final week of summer, I have made enormous progress in my research on communication and exchange in the doctor-patient relationship of William Carlos Williams’s medical narratives . Within the past two weeks, I have re-read and done further analysis on all of his short stories, and also read a few key pieces of scholarship—specifically…
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Investigations in the Library

By • Jul 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Literature, Research

As the month of July draws to a close, I am preparing for an exciting stage in my research on William Carlos Williams and his medical narratives. Throughout the summer, I have been reading Williams’s works and the accompanying scholarship as a means of drawing conclusions about his writing style and views on literature, medicine,…
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My First Academic Conference!

By • Jun 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Today I had one of the most exciting and engaging experiences of my summer research so far—attending an academic conference on William Carlos Williams and his writings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his poetry book, Al Que Quiere! At the conference, I was able to hear various papers on Williams’s writings and publications, which…
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Insights and Ideas from Summer Reading: Autobiography and More

By • May 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Literature, reading, Research

Since the end of the spring 2017 semester, time has flown by! Over these first two weeks of summer, I have delved into my research project by reading books, poems, and scholarship both by and about my subject: William Carlos Williams. Some of these works include Williams’s own autobiography and many of his poetry volumes,…
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Abstract: Language, Medicine, and William Carlos Williams

By • Apr 10th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My name is Sarah Heins, and I am a rising senior at the College of William and Mary, majoring in English and also following the Pre-medical path with the intent to become a physician. Over the summer and for the final few semesters of my college career, I will be performing an independent research project…
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