Quirks and Interests

One of my lecturers today suggested that as undergraduates, we should really have formed the basis of our research interests; we should have at least established some guidelines that we can work from, to further refine our knowledge of literature. From this point onwards in our education, we will be starting to specialize. So I thought I’d make a shortlist, and see what my interests are.

Authors and Critics

  • Oscar Wilde; my favourite author.
  • Jacques Derrida, my favourite French critic.
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky; he’s a beautiful comparison with Wilde.
Movements and Criticisms
  • Aestheticism and decadence.
  • Postmodernism and deconstruction.
  • 19th century Russian literature.


  • A love of British history.
  • Fascination with the First and Second World Wars.
  • Harry Potter.
  • British sitcoms.
  • A love of buying home-wares.
  • Shopping.
  • Walking around hilly places, and watching sunrises and sunsets. General rambling about.
  • Trips to museums.
  • Travel. Anywhere, everywhere.

I can’t think of my other quirks and interests at the moment, but I’m sure I’ll put some thought into it as time goes on. I always wonder what other people are interested in, and how different their ideas are. Hope you liked the list!




4 thoughts on “Quirks and Interests

  1. Hello Sarah Alice,

    I, too, am wild about Wilde. Derrida – though interesting, is a bit too verbose for me. Been working on the Dostoevsky, but I’m more of a Tolstoy guy myself. I’m enjoying your blog here. You may be interested in reading the entry, “Portrait of HH as a Young Man,” on our blog.



    • Thank you for the tip, I’ll definitely check it out when this flu subsides a little! I suffer with Derrida. But I persevere. Tolstoy is such an incredible writer, however he doesn’t quite make for easy reading.

      Thank you for visiting!

  2. You’re quite right there, he could be considered dangerous to one’s wellbeing, if ingested in huge quantities. This is what I think has given me the flu. Too much grammatology. This is what happens over exam periods…

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