This page will be a sounding board and ideas pool for me and for anyone who should care to participate in thinking about the themes and ideas present in literature, art and film. My motivation in creating this page was initially to fulfill the requirements of my doctoral studies in English by preparing myself for major exams. In other words, instead of keeping my notes in a 3 ring binder that will end up in the back of my closet (or worse, lost) once exams are over, I thought: “why not experiment and throw the notes up on my blog? Just by noting the titles of each individual post under the category of literature, you will be able to see what I am being tested on and what I think about that particular work as I am reading it or thinking through it. Similarly, I will respond in a set way to films that I have seen, that for one reason of another interest me.