Category Archives: Response to essay

A Linguistic Comparison: Arabic and English

The Arabic language is a community of languages that differ from one Arab country to the next. For example, the current Arabic professor on Georgia Southern University’s campus, Youssef Salhi, is from Morocco, one of his teaching assistants is from … Continue reading

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Speaking of Chinese

The following is a review of the book “Speaking of Chinese” by Raymond Chang and Margaret Scrogin Chang. Language has always fascinated me, but I never attempted to learn the Chinese language because of all the horror stories you hear … Continue reading

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Craft Essays

The following is in response to three essays written on the craft of writing the short story or flash prose from authors Gabrielle Hovendon, Lisa Shafter, and Robert Olen Butler. Gabrielle Hovendon urges writers everywhere to ask themselves one simple … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali’s Fighting Words

The following is in response to an article published in Quarterly Journal of Speech, volume 97, in 2011 entitled Muhammad Ali’s Fighting Words: The Paradox of Violence in Nonviolent Rhetoric—written by Ellen W. Gorsevski and Michael L. Butterworth, colleagues in the Department … Continue reading

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The following is my review of the film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, based on a book by the same name written by Jean-Dominique Bauby, and several articles on the subject of writing and healing. This heartfelt story follows … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Love

The following is my response to the film “Shakespeare in Love” written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. This film puts a new twist on the classic story of Romeo and Juliet, showing theater-lovers everywhere a take on how William … Continue reading

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Writing Tom Stoppard

The following is my reflection on Ira Nadel’s essay “Writing Tom Stoppard” in the Journal of Modern Literature. Nadel’s essay has shown me the other side of the screenwriter and playwright Tom Stoppard and how he functions as a writer. Stoppard’s … Continue reading

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