Outlining “Adaptations to Feminism”

The following is an outline of how my project, “Adaptations of Feminism” will be laid out on my WordPress. Header: “Adaptations of Feminism” Page 1 = Introduction: Paragraph 1: Define adaptations within literature and the scholarly discourse that surrounds it Insert scholarly sources Paragraph 2: Elaborate on the choice of Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea, …

A Project Proposal: “Adaptations of Feminism”

For my final project, I will be creating a multimodal essay on my WordPress site to present findings on the following questions: How do adaptations stay true or stray from the narrative or stylistic structures of a key piece of literature in the English cannon? How can tracing these changes through adaptations help us to …

Data Set Review and Initial Findings: A Look at Feminist Thought and Adaption from the 19th to 21st Century

For my final project, my data set consists of: Jane Eyre and two of its prominent adaptations written by female authors that work as the control for examining adaptation and feminism from the 19th to 21st century: Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bronte Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by Jean Rhys (prequel to Jane Eyre) All …

A Brief Reflection: Finding Meaning in an Academic Journal’s Entrance into the Digital Age

When browsing over the readings one particular week in my “Digital Approaches to Literature” course, I was both thrilled and surprised to see a link to Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society topic modeling site. Beyond this current course I am enrolled in, Signs and I have a longstanding relationship. I had the …

Review: “On The Perceived Complexity of Literature: A Response to Nan Z. Da”

In an article entitled, “On The Perceived Complexity of Literature: A Response to Nan Z. Da”, Fortis Jannidis refutes the following idea brought forth by Nan. Z. Da: “CLS’s methodology and premises are similar to those used in professional sectors (if more primitive), but they are missing economic or mathematical justification for their drastic reduction …

Will adaptations help us visualize the progression of feminism? Maybe…

On a mission to continue shaping my potential DH research project, I have found myself thinking deeply on the ways that I might further complicate my thinking and goals. I have arrived at the conclusion that I needed to expand my dataset to include three additional texts outside of the adaptation of Jane Eyre realm, …

Search and Access: An Analysis of the Adaptation

For a fiction-lover like myself, different adaptations to beloved literary works are more than welcome. Many of my teenage years were spent anxiously waiting for Harry Potter and Hunger Games movie releases after reading (and eventually re-reading when the impatience became too much for me to handle) these series. Reflecting on this now, it becomes …

Developing an Online Persona: A Look at 3 Public Scholars

With the hopes of refining my own online persona, I took to the websites of three fellow public scholars to examine the ways in which they present themselves and their work to the virtual community. The first scholar I visited was Jill Dolan, whose site is entitled The Feminist Spectator. As you click on to …

Welcome to my Blog!

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Caroline Lowder. I am a scholar and student, who hopes this blog will become an academic journal of sorts as I work to document new discoveries and critical approaches to my chosen field of research. As for this initial post, however, let me tell you a bit …