literature and headaches

James Joyce, widely considered one of the most...Image via Wikipedia

I was working on my Irish Lit homework earlier today (I still have a few more things to do for it), I just had to take a break. Don’t get me wrong, I love the topics we are reading about. The rich culture and background of Ireland is very intriguing. I am fascinated by other cultures especially European. But one of the things we have to do each week is find topics or subtopics for our research paper that goes along with the reading. Even if it doesn’t apply to your paper topic, it will apply to someone else’s. After digging through IU’s online database, I was just burned out. Yeah, I probably should have just done a load of laundry or some other household chore that only takes 15-20 minutes to complete instead of Facebook which wasted over 2 hours. Now, I will need to not only get a bit of housework done but also cook dinner and finish up this week’s homework.
I’m sure it doesn’t help that this particular paper is giving me fits. I didn’t realize there is so little on Irish Women’s Literature. Actually, very little on Irish Literature period let alone women’s. It’s a bit frustrating to find find very little on an entire country filled with such literary greats as James Joyce and Flannery O’Connor. Why is it that so little is written about women’s writers? I suppose some of it is due to the fact that women were unable to write publicly until well after the Victorian era. I still feel women are rubbed of something. Women have robbed by men since the dawn of time though that is a totally different topic altogether.
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