This Wordsworthian

Hermina Pearce. Fledging academic writing on William Wordworth's later poetry. Reflections on my research journey, Wordsworth, other research interests, and my series on cute study. Not to mention, a few rambles on other thingsthat are important to this attempt at being a well-rounded human.

Cute study: costs

As much as I love to add some cute factor to all of my work materials, there are some problems with cute study as a way of life. It can cost a lot of money. It can cost a lot... Continue Reading →


I have high hopes for this week

I've been working on getting back on track, so I created a schedule for myself that's adaptable enough to fit other things that come up. So, this pdf shows the schedule setup I've created to help me with organising my... Continue Reading →

Cute study: role models

As I have set myself a mammoth task (finishing a PhD!) I have found I have role models I can look up to and from whom I can draw inspiration, solace, and sometimes a prod. These are both fictional: Hermione... Continue Reading →

Reflections on my Confirmation of Candidature

Last Thursday I had my confirmation of candidature - a twenty page paper (submitted a fortnight prior) and a forty minute presentation with time for questions after. Phew! Paper The paper was a pain to write, to be honest, though... Continue Reading →

Cute study: early morning working = cute jammies!

Yesterday I met with my supervisor and we agreed on a new date for my confirmation (29th of this month - only 27 days away now!). She's going to set me strict deadlines to get bits of work done. I... Continue Reading →

Attention problems? Moi?

Obviously I'm terrible at updating this blog. Should I try to be more consistent? I'm not sure yet - let's just see how I go! In the meantime, check out my Tumblr here.

Lessons from my first marking stint

I just recovered from my first ever marking experience, which mostly involved five straight days of work because I'm not as good at managing my time (or my brain) as I really need to be. I took a couple of... Continue Reading →

Cute study: quotes

Harking back to my previous post on getting going, here are some quotes that put me in an obsessively studious mindset: "Repetitio est mater studiorum" "Surround yourself with text books and journal articles and print out of your exegesis only"... Continue Reading →

The difference of Romantic imagination

In a meeting with my supervisor a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about how Romantic imagination is different from other kinds of imagination. For Wordsworth, imagination enables the poet to feel more deeply than people normally could, to... Continue Reading →

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