“When your English classes are full of non-English majors and they just don’t get it.”
“When professors force you to submit papers in rounds with edits/corrections (that is NOT how we roll).”
“You learn all about an author and suddenly you start getting really mad when people get their facts wrong.”
“Reading Jane Eyre for the fourth time.”
“Being surrounded by classmates who were English majors “because they needed something easy.””
Everything has been written about. Everything.
"When people in writing classes don’t know workshop procedure."
Now that I’m not writing massive papers, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things here! I’m ready for more submissions (came back to a lot, thank you all!) and suggestions!
We’ll start posting again ASAP. Thanks, everyone!
I just like starting my posts with really pretentious titles. I feel that it goes along with the general sense of being an English major and stuff. And also perpetuates stereotypes, which, you know, I’m all for.
Still interested in submissions! I’ve been getting a lot of great ones, but if you have some English Major Problems, please let us know! It’s a lot of fun to do these for you guys.
Also, as I’ve been recently realizing, I (as the runner of this blog, I guess) am a graduating college senior, about to get a BFA in Creative Writing and English, and I spend a lot of time talking about English and writing with people, so if you’re interested in asking questions or having discussions about same, I am totally up for that. Just drop something in the ask box or whatever and we can have a nice chat about what English means and how not to get stuck on writing or whatever.
"All the departmental politics between English and the Writing Center."