My name is Jacqueline Winter Thomas. I am a literature undergraduate student currently looking into PhD programs in contemporary poetics. Some interests are critical theory, lit. theory, poetics, poststructiralism, semiotics, and existential phenomenology. I am a lifelong bibliophile, an old soul, an introvert, and a bit of a misanthrope. I hope you can find something of value here. This blog will mainly be a mix of the quotations I gather for research and other things I find amusing. Please ask for contact information.
“I had always been aware that the Universe is sad; everything in it, animate or inanimate, the wild creatures, the stones, the stars, was enveloped in the great sadness, pervaded by it. Existence had no use. It was without end or reason. The most beautfiul things in it, a flower or a song, as well as the most compelling, a desire or a thought, were pointless. So great a sorrow. And I knew that the only rest from my anxiety—for I had been trembling even in infancy—lay in acknowledging and absorbing this sadness.”
— Hayden Carruth, Reluctantly: Autobiographical Essays