Why hello there!

Welcome to Floating Among Artists, a blog dedicated to my reading responses on and general musings about the texts I will be reading for my Comparative Literatures graduate class (English 657).

Since this is the first post for this new blog of mine, I will mainly be covering some basics regarding the course content and what not, so please stay tuned for my first post on the text my class read for this week.

To begin, let me direct you to the about tab in the top menu bar of this blog. If you click on it, it’ll redirect you to a page where you can read more about the purpose of this blog, the reading list I will be covering, and a little bit of information about me, the author/writer/blogger.

But, if you can’t be bothered with going to the “about” page (which is totally fine), let me give you the gist of how this blog is going to work. I will be posting at least one post for each weekly reading assignment that I am given in class. At the top of every post, I will list the reading assignment for that day, information that will include the book, author’s name, and page numbers the class read through (if we are reading a section that is titled, like we did for our first reading in the course, I will include the section name as well).

If you look at the top menu bar, there is a tab that says “Author Indexes” which is a complete list of all the authors I will be reading from this semester. Each author has a page that will be their “Index” of all of the blog entries related to that author. After I post each blog entry, I will either link it or post the entire entry on their individual “Index” page so readers won’t have to scroll through the entire blog to find the post their looking for.

As of this moment, all pages of this blog are under construction. The author’s index pages are mostly blank, save for a picture of the bear illustration that is attached to this post (done by yours truly) and a blurb about the pages being works in progress. The bear illustration is supposed to look like a construction worker, but I don’t know how successful I was in sketching him. But, if you see the bear on a page or in a post, it means that that part of the blog is in progress and I’m working on it.

Well, that’s it! If you have any questions about this blog or the content that will be featured (or you’d just like to say “hello”), please feel free to leave me a comment or contact me using the “Contact Me” tab located in the top menu bar.

See you in the next post about our first author, Ishiguro.



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