Summer Wrap-Up: The Newberry Library and Thesis Focusing

I finished up the summer portion of my honors research with a week-long trip to Chicago, with a day stop in Anderson’s hometown of Clyde, Ohio. I got rear-ended by an old lady outside of Hagerstown, Maryland, which put a little damper on the start of the trip, but I made it in one piece […]

A Start: Sherwood Anderson, Sinclair Lewis, and Feeling Overwhelmed

Winesburg Map

“In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as a truth.” Sherwood Anderson starts off Winesburg, Ohio with this grand thesis of human existence. I started off my honors research a few weeks ago and now have a great many thoughts as well, but often […]