June 22 assignment
What topics did you identify in your statement of purpose?
Contemporary mulit-cultural fiction by women and cultural studies.
How (if at all) has your thinking about your subject matter changed?
Instead of foucsing solely on contemporary fiction by women, I've been moving toward the examination of all humanities from an indigenous culutral perspective. Undoubably, this will change as I progress and find a focus.
If you had to explain your interest in this topic to a friend, what would you say?
<em>I am interested in studying the visual arts, film and contemporary fiction from an indigenous cultural perspective. Traditionally these arts are viewed and examined by Western standards. I contend that the criticisms of these arts cannot be examined without considering the cultures in which they are created, not on Western standards.