Yvy Truong

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

Tag: arts one

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 […]

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 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 […]

A Note on Silencing the Past

From reading Silencing the Past from Trouillot… I can’t help but feel a bit nervous about all the things in history that we don’t know about and the things that we might perhaps never know about. One question – and I can’t remember specifically what the question was, but the gist of it was why […]

A Few Notes on Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality

I’ve been so behind on my blog posts, it’s terrible! This is a draft I had from last week but I never got around to publishing it. Terrible, I know! Thinking back on Friday’s seminar there was a question that I found interesting and I’m still thinking about it here and there. The question was, […]

Leviathan and Whatever Else

Woops, i’m a little late to the blogging party!   Well, I can’t say I agree with Hobbes but granted, what I think he is trying to do is interesting. So what is he trying to do? Well for one, there is a point that if lets say, I’m disputing with you about… What is […]

The Master and Margarita and Other Nonsensical Thoughts

Okay, bare with me because I’m very sleepy right now and I’m trying here, okay? And we all know that if I can’t get all my thoughts in one post I’ll make another post like I usually do  hahahaha So today in Lecture, Miranda Burgess asked a question which really got my mind running, and […]

Doctor Faustus and Other Nonsensical Thoughts, An Edit

If you’re anything like me, actually seeing the play on the stage makes understanding the text very helpful. Here is the full play of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus performed at the Globe Theatre. After watching the play I really have to say that I can’t help but scoff a little at Doctor Faustus (and I […]

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