Why are UEA’s History modules so poorly thought out and taught, and yet AMS’s are wonderfully organised and engaging?
Thank fuck I’m only taking one HIS module this semester. The lectures and seminars just feel like Sixth Form classes, as opposed to the challenging and engaging way AMS modules are taught, with a two hour seminar a week. I end up learning infinitely more in the latter.
I do not feel awake and refreshed and I do not want a two hour introductory seminar about the Cold War. If we have to do a little ~tell us about yourself~ thing I might just lay my head on the desk and begin to weep.
Gender and Sexuality in the New Republic - 1789-1861
Women and Gender in 18th and 19th Century Britain
The Cold War and American Culture
Typically, I’m beginning to regret two of those choices. Looking forward to the second one, though, and I’m hoping the Cold War module will be made more interesting by my seminar leader, who’s always entertaining. As for the New Republic module, I can only hope for a decent lecturer!
I went with my friend when she got her visa for camp america and I wasn’t even allowed to approach the building because I wasn’t getting one x) I think they’re a bit intimidating, but generally it’s all show - she said it was fine.
How bizarre! Oh god, I’m a nervous wreck when it comes to things like this - I didn’t realise others weren’t let in. I’ll have to dig out a decent non-Kindle book (as I’ve been told that you’re not allowed to bring electronics in sob sob) and prepare to wait. I’m glad to hear that it’s mostly show, though!
I didn’t have an interview? Weird! I just had to go and get pictures and fingerprints taken. It was really no big deal. I suppose I talked to the guy there about my reasons for applying for a visa, but other than that it was no big deal.
Yeah, we’ve got interviews. I assume it’s just along the lines of the stuff you’re asked at US boarder security - why are you going/who with/where etc etc. I’m hoping they’ll also ask me if I’m a war criminal again - that was my favourite part of applying for the visa last time I went to the US.
there is no reason to grieve the world that you need is wrapped in gold silver sleeves left beneath christmas trees in the snow and i will take you and leave you alone watching spirals of white softly flow over your eyelids and all you did will wait until the point when you let go…
Curious how Boris Johnson, David Starkey and others of that ilk can utter racist comments, and many will jump to their defense and accuse others of being ‘over sensitive’ etc, and yet Diane Abbott Tweets one (not even offensive, really, let’s be real) Tweet and suddenly it’s a chance for half of Twitter to feel ~personally victimised~.
Good god the number of white people on Twitter pulling out the ~my ancestors were ill treated/as good as slaves~ thing is really starting to piss me off. I’ve thus far, in the past ten minutes, seen the phrases “anti-white racism”, “race card”, “generalised statement about white people” and, most charmingly, “Diane Abbott is a racist bitch”.
And yes, this is a totally incoherent post and others have said it infinitely better than I.
“The girl from Ireland leaves after five minutes - she has to catch her bus, to catch her coach, to catch her ferry back home. She walks sore. It’s blatantly obvious that she shouldn’t have had to come to another country to get her life back on track. I wonder if the judges in Ireland have ever seen a woman as pale as this, counting out fifties onto the reception desk in a country where she doesn’t know a soul, and then bleeding all the way from Essex to Holyhead. I wonder if her father approves of the law because he doesn’t think it applies to her - and whether he would hate that law if he knew it did, and has brought her here.”—Caitlin Moran, How To Be A Woman - Chapter 15: Abortion (via mixtapes)