Class of 2018
Hello! My name is Thu and I’m a fourth-year student in the Literature major. Studying Literature has always been a natural thing for me to do—in no other discipline can I find the same freedom, and rigor, and creativity that I do here. I have been in love with the Classics since young, when I first read the (not very legal) translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Homer’s Iliad. It is a tough love, though, and every now and then I experience the frustration when trying to write about the ineffable, but I hope that with time I will get better at this pursuit.
I find things to adore in all literatures across time and regions, but I have become more and more enamoured with ancient studies. I’m interested in the classical tradition and reception, and how the classics continue to inform the literary cultures that come thousands of years after them. My personal favorites, though, include some on the other end of the spectrum. Murakami and Kafka are constantly at the top of my reading list, whose newest addition is the lovely poetry of Anne Carson.