Well it's Friday night and I've been studying all day. I do like getting into the 'zone' when it comes to study though. Currently I'm analysing some poems ('The Disquieting Muses', 'The Rabbit Catcher', 'The Arrival of the Bee Box') to try and prove the actual point of my PhD. I haven't really alluded to the actual specifics of my thesis on this blog yet... and following advice from some lovely commenters, I've decided to keep the lid closed on my actual topic focus.
Needless to say, my topic hopes to look at a new method of interpretation that I believe deeply influenced and impacted the life and work of Plath. I hope that, by using this topic as a central theme, and investigating it’s ramifications, I will be able to draw new conclusions of Plath's work and a better assessment of the critical literature pertaining to her.
So tonight I am working on my first chapter - where essentially I'm trying to prove my hypothesis. I hope that the work I've been doing for the past few weeks translates well onto the page. The age-old problem really is: getting what you want to say articulated properly onto the page!
Well I'm calling it a night now. I'm listening to my favourite radio staton RTE Radio 1's Late Date - they just played a request for me before 1am: Ryan Adams, of course. My obsession knows no bounds;)