Bio: Wordsworth wrote that all poetry springs from emotion recollected in tranquility. Although this blog focuses on literary criticism not poetry, the impetus for my research does originate from powerful feelings, and this blog seeks to stimulate, cultivate, and engage my reflections on my readings, reflections that are inextricably linked to my emotions. Currently, I am an M.A. student in English with plans on pursing a Ph.d in the near future. My focus is nineteenth-century British literature--yep, I am a Mexican-American who is obsessed with Victorian culture, go figure. As already mentioned, I will use this blog not only to keep track of my research and school readings but to also (TRY!) write critically in a casual, non-demanding environment. Perhaps thoughts regarding my personal life will manage to trickle into some of my posts, though I will make sure they're relevant to the lovely topic of literature.