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Journal 8

The idea of crossing over the boundaries of binary opposites is seen in Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Marco Polo describes impossible cities, contradicting not only themselves but also the basic laws of science. For example, Marco Polo describes the city of … Continue reading

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English Journal 7

Marco Polo crossed a variety of borders throughout his journeys afar, and as I reflect on my past two months here in Italy I realize that I, too, have crossed several different types of borders. When I hear the term … Continue reading

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Art Journal #6

Upon first reading this journal prompt, I was happy to see that it was all about picking a favorite city. I thought to myself “this should be easy!” However, after reading Calvino’s book, and reading the prompt again, it is … Continue reading

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English Journal 5

Initially after reading Calvino’s Invisible Cities, I was very confused as to what was happening in the plot line. However, after reading it again, and consulting our brilliant Professor, Ron, I discovered that the plot line was difficult to understand … Continue reading

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Art-Journal 5

This wonderful country has enlightened me to the artistic beauties which exist outside my own country. I have seen so many forms of art, from the She Wolf, to Roman graffiti, to the delicate pastries seen in bakeries. However, I … Continue reading

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Eng 315 Journal 4

  Despite being intellectual human beings, with the power to rule, and the ability to reason, we are flawed by nature. Every person struggles with the vice of temptation, whether it is an adulterous temptation, temptation of food, power, or … Continue reading

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Art Journal #4

I have now been in Rome for three weeks. I have seen so much, more than I have ever imagined, from the Coliseum, Palatine Hill, and the catacombs, to protests, and countless beggars on the sidewalk. If you think about … Continue reading

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ENG 315 Journal 3

Last summer I decided to take a huge step out of my comfort zone. I studied abroad in Costa Rica for a month, until then, I had never flown, been out of the country, and had never been away from … Continue reading

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Annotated Bib. #2

The Maestro of Murano- 2/11/11 This past weekend, we had the amazing opportunity to visit one of Italy’s most beautiful cities, Venice. One of the main attractions, for me, was our morning trip to the small island of Murano. It … Continue reading

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Maestro in Murano- Art journal #3

Our weekend in Venice was amazing; it was filled with striking architecture, amazing landscapes, and hundreds of shops. I was able to admire, at a distance, countless sculptures and paintings created by artists hundreds of years ago. However, what caught … Continue reading

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