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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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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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?"