Hello everybody! We're four students (Kate, Olga, Ann & Lena) of the Department of Foreign Languages and Area Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University. This is our first sample blog dedicated to American Literature issues and to elaboration of our Final Web-Project. If you're interested - welcome!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

At last I managed to write something here. This is my first experience with blogs, that's why it took me a lot of time... But now I seem to understand) So as a KOALition member I will continue my experiments, dealing mostly with American literature!


KOALition (Keen On American Literature :) said...

Elena (ewe)

dedi-KATE-d said...


anna_filatova said...

Dear Elena, Anna, Kate and Olga!

I am very glad you are taking Tennessee Williams. To explore the work of Tennessee Williams is to explore stories that are uniquely American, essentially human, and thus capable of touching and teaching us a great deal about ourselves. Maybe we can formulate your topic as "Outcasts in the Plays of Tennessee Williams" and take his most famous plays (A Streetcar Named Desire,The Glass Menagerie, The Night of the Iguana, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). You can exlopre his extraordinary personages who are considered to be religious, fugitive, and sexual outcasts in the society.

The other option, as you suggested, is to compare A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill. Both plays are centered on tensions and tragedies in two American families.

Or you can do a comparative analysis of Miller's Death of a Salesman and Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie where you can explore the function of memory as a dramatic and functional device.

The first topic seems to be the most interesting, thought-provoking, and ... challenging.
You decide!

Best of luck,
Anna Vladimirovna

KOALa-bear said...

Wohoo:) We're all together at last:)

Go-go team!!