Yvy Truong

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde

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Things Fall Apart, Heart of Darkness, Apocalypse Now

I know it doesn’t matter whether or not I write any more blogs posts since yesterday was the last lecture and Arts One is for the most part, over. However, I’ll take it upon myself that I admit writing these blogs have been a (bit – not entirely) a chore. However, I find a certain […]


The closer we get to the end the more I find myself appreciating the Stream B theme. Everything is starting to tie all together, and I believe I am making more sense out of everything we have read so far. In retrospect, the past things we have read have more importance and significance. I greatly […]

Thinking about Beauvoir

First off, I just want to say that today’s lecture was absolutely wonderful. Now that we’re close to ending the year (10 essays completed, 2-3 more to go) we’re all starting to approach the last few lectures left of Arts One. Today’s lecture on Beauvoir combined so many different elements of what we have learned […]


Alright, because I am supposed to actually do my post on Paine for this week instead of Hacking…. Here it is! After today’s lecture on Paine, I really wished I understood Hobbes better! And not to say that I’m fully clueless on Hobbes, I know the general gist of what he’s saying (the natural state […]

Before Paine, Hacking

Okay, so the title for this blog post doesn’t make sense. I feel like I haven’t been making many blogs posts on the texts we have been reading so… Before I talk about Paine, I want to talk about Hacking. Later I’ll be making another post about Fanon, though we read Black Skin, White Masks quite a […]

A Note on Foucault and Sexuality

After reading a bit of Foucault, it made my mind do a bit of running. I will say though, it deserves a second read to understand it more clearly. But, as I was saying… Reading Foucault made me really think about how we think about sexuality today. I don’t know how to think of it […]

A Note on Freud

I think I’ll be mentioning this in seminar on Wednesday but I guess I’ll mention it right now here on my blog. In the beginning of Freud’s Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria, I believe on page 9, I find it funny that Freud quotes Goethe’s Faust. Though we only read Marlowe’s story of Doctor […]

A Note on Romanticism

I think English Romanticism has to be my favourite period of English Literature. Though Wordsworth and Coleridge have written wonderful works of literature I have to admit, they aren’t my favourites. It would have to be Thomas Grey, John Keats, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. I know I should be writing my blog post about Lyrical […]

A Note on the Kingdom of This World

Well, I haven’t made an actual blog post in a very long time, but here it is. A Note on the Kingdom of This World. I should have written this post in the beginning of last week but I have been thinking about it for a while now, and I think my opinion on it […]

A Note

XVII. MEDITATION. PERCHANCE he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I […]

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