I will shortly begin my graduate studies in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University.
In the first semester I am taking three courses:
- Research methods
- Victorian novels and material culture
- Sophocles’ Antigone
Naturally, I am very excited about studying at Taiwan’s best university. But before the classes begin, I am desperately trying to finish reading the required texts for the Victorian novels course: Our Mutual Friend, Vanity Fair, Middlemarch, Jane Eyre.
While ploughing through these enormous novels, I console myself by imagining constructing a term paper on Rudyard Kipling’s Stalky & Co.