Visual Impairment­-blindness and sight, and Mental Impairment: aging in King Lear

Written for the University of South Florida, December, 2017 Lear is a unique play amongst other Shakespearean classics due to the fact that it addresses impairment through the medical aspect unlike other tragedies such as Hamlet and Richard III where the cultural and social aspect in treatment of Hamlet and Richard are stressed. As such, I will be examining blindness and loss of sight in Gloucester through the medical approach

What is English Studies and Why am I an English Major?

Written for the University of South Florida, April, 2018 English studies comprises of composition and rhetoric, the art of persuasive writing and speaking. It also encompasses critical theory, the subfield that examines text from a detailed perspective. Similarly, scholars of English also study literature and cultural studies such as feminist and gay theory, and many others. In this essay, I will be explaining what English studies comprises of in depth