Wednesday, November 22, 2006

satisfying intellectual sort of day

satisfying intellectual sort of day. we had a special session for our second last asian-canadian class, with two guest speakers in a spunky lecture theatre in the business school downtown. a very interesting debate about dionne brand's "what we all long for". good to have external input to discussion. i volunteered to respond to one of the presentations, and that was fun. i got to hop up front and blather, and, more importantly, i read this particular paper over three times carefully beforehand and could contribute meaningfully to discussion. how things have changed over the semester. . .

also started actually writing my essay (got freaked out cos all the phds, whose lead i try to follow, had written 6 pages already) and it's flowing. i love this stage of essay writing. let's hope it lasts. if i can push it one step further this could be a good one.

2 comments:

grot said...

one of the aims of the trip was to challenge you mentally, and it seems like that is happening

clever bunny

gtg said...

indeedy. though the flowing stage has stopped already. bah. i have some lovely footnotes though. it's been a while since i've done a good footnoting. . .

i have learnt masses.