Hilariously Flippant Lecture Quotes !!!

Sometimes looking back at your class notes from University is really enlightening... other times... it goes like this: “don’t blame Catherine, Henry…we’ll get you some fertility counselling” (on Henry VIII) “wife #4 was just butt ugly, you know, being Dutch” (on Anne of Cleves (@ a Dutch Uni)) “stronger the orthodoxy, stronger the proof” (on…Read more Hilariously Flippant Lecture Quotes !!!

Thoreau on the (Hu)man

"See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all day he fears, not being immortal or divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds. Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. . . Think, also, of the ladies of…Read more Thoreau on the (Hu)man

Meteora (c)

0% c. Mary Kathryn Gough Black & White film 100 or 400, Jan 2005 Monastics used to climb up into these crags and crevices to pray and meditate. There were then monasteries built near the top of some, with wrist-thick rope nets let down on pulleys for visitors. Since then, steps have been carved into…Read more Meteora (c)

A Man For All Seasons.

The Position of Rule: A Richly Embroidered Tapestry and a Decision of Foundation Looking at the interplay of rule, or politics, and faith, it would appear that one must make a difficult decision of foundation, or of hierarchy. One must say in the end either that faith is a tapestry richly embroidered with the things…Read more A Man For All Seasons.

A Legend & A Life Story: Who was Saint Francis of Assisi?

A Legend and A Life Story: Who was Saint Francis of Assisi? St. Francis of Assisi’s spiritual life was unfathomable even to those around him while he lived, but they attempted to write about him nonetheless. Many contradictions exist in the literature about him, in the things he is said to have accomplished and events…Read more A Legend & A Life Story: Who was Saint Francis of Assisi?

Augustine & Plato on Happiness of Soul… (II)

Although Augustine was strongly influenced by Plato, the two have clearly different ideas of what constitutes human Happiness. For Plato, justice, or psychic harmony, is the dominant component of happiness and must be present in order for happiness to be possible. This psychic harmony is unsustainable without wisdom, and therefore so is happiness; this means…Read more Augustine & Plato on Happiness of Soul… (II)

Plato on Happiness of Soul…

Is the just person truly happier than the unjust person? In his comparative thesis, Plato never directly addresses what happiness is, but by analyzing certain definitions that are provided throughout the Republic and fleshing out the relations between those definitions, one can come to a clearer understanding of what he meant when he referred to…Read more Plato on Happiness of Soul…

Gender in Greek Mythology

Gender in Greek Mythology Greek mythology has been thought of as entirely patriarchal and denigrating to women. It is easy to see why. Many of the most famous male characters (like Zeus with his lightning bolts and his power over all the gods) are dominant, whereas the best known female deities are typically ‘woman-ish’ and…Read more Gender in Greek Mythology

The Papacy in the Middle Ages

While this is not my best paper on merit of its writing style alone, I believe it to be a topic worth deep consideration... * ~ * * ~ * The Papacy in the Middle Ages According to an expert on monastic reform, “The second half of the eleventh century and the first half of…Read more The Papacy in the Middle Ages

Oedipus the King

Mary Kathryn Huffman (married: Gough) / Classical Mythology (231) / Fall '02 / Professor Winkle Oedipus the King Oedipus the King is a masterful work in which Sophocles depicts a man, well-known in Greek myth, who plows through lies and half-truths to find out the truth about a murder – and worst possible truth about…Read more Oedipus the King

Empire Ruling Techniques

1Marykathryn Huffman (mar: Gough) / 2/16/06 J. Bratt / Essay 1; STBR 372 Ruling Techniques of the British Empire  After losing Calais in France in 1558, England's attention spread essentially everywhere. Soon its focus was almost entirely on building an empire across the Atlantic Ocean and in India. After somewhat of a trial run in…Read more Empire Ruling Techniques

Impressions of Old London

1Marykathryn Huffman (mar: Gough) / February 10th, 2006 / Essay 1: J. Bratt  Impressions of Old London My impressions of old London have been, at this point in our studies, well-informed by my experiences here. However, Christopher Daniell's A Traveller's History of England is quite a concise book, and has been a great help to…Read more Impressions of Old London

Britain in India: World War I through the 1960s

Marykathryn Huffman (mar. Gough) 4/24/06 Prof. Bratt STBR 372 Essay #3By 1914, India had long been subjected to the harsh treatment of Imperial Britain, a country used to enforcing their rule militarily. India's population was used heavily and thoughtlessly in the wartimes of the early twentieth century. This was in part because the empire, when…Read more Britain in India: World War I through the 1960s

The Great Wars & Athenian Ascendancy

The Great Wars and Athenian Ascendancy The Formation of an Athenian Empire c. Mary Kathryn Gough (Katie Gough), Ancient Western Civ.,  7/22/02 Essay 2 The 5th century B.C. and its whirlwind of changes marked the beginning of a new way of life for the ancient Greeks. Ever since the Dark Ages, ‘Greece’ had been a…Read more The Great Wars & Athenian Ascendancy

Literature’s Unifying Force

Mary Kathryn Gough 11/11/05 Project #2 The Unifying Force of Kafka’s Literature: Drawing a Dual-Hearted World Together in Unity of Spirit "Could not then art and literature in a very real way offer succor to the modern world?" ~Aleksandr.Solzhenitzyn Of all malicious lies, the most sprawling and successful is the one which whispers softly, compellingly,…Read more Literature’s Unifying Force