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22 Things You'd Never Hear An English Literature Student Say

"But that's not what the author could have possibly meant!"

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1. “Look, what if the author just wrote that because they wanted to write it like that.”

2. "It's impossible to bring Marxism into this debate."

10. "I like postmodernism because it makes everything so much easier to understand."

13. "Yep, I definitely factored in time to do all my referencing when planning this essay."

15. "I think you've unpacked that enough."

19. "I haven't read the book this week, I don't know how I'm going to survive this seminar."

Of course you do, you're a pro at this. Get in at the beginning with a smart question, then pepper the conversation with intelligent sounding "Mmmms" and vague questions like, "But to what extent is this particularly text a product of its time?"