You got to know Tayo a few weeks back, now it’s time to meet the lovely Sarah Curd, who was kind enough to indulge me by filling out my oh-so-serious and very in-depth survey on what it’s like to be a Public Texts student. See her answers after the cut!
1. My name is Sarah Curd.
2. I completed my undergraduate degree in English Literature at Trent University.
3. I am enrolled in the internship stream of the Public Texts Program and I will be completing the Creative Book Publishing program at Humber College this summer.
4. I chose Trent University’s Public Texts program because my supervisor Dr. Zailig Pollock, who was instrumental in founding the program, recommended that I apply. He thought that the program was relevant to my interests and that it would help me get a better sense of the publishing industry.
5. My research is focused on examining the print to interactive fiction adaptation processes of the Harry Potter book franchise and determining how successful these processes have been.
6. My favourite thing about the Public Texts program is that it gives me plenty of opportunity to interact with my professors and my peers.
7. My favourite place on campus is the bus stop!
8. If I could make one book mandatory for all Public Texts students, it would be all of the books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series because it would show students that any work of literature can be studied and analyzed in a scholarly way.
9. If I could have dinner with one author (living or dead), it would be John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester because he seems like the most interesting poet of the Restoration period.
10. The best/most useful thing that I have learned as a graduate student is always read the introduction because most of the time it tells you everything that you need to know.
11. When I am not in class, studying, or fulfilling my obligations as a T.A., I enjoy watching television.
12. The one piece of advice that I would give a prospective student in the Public Texts M.A. Program is weigh your options carefully because graduate studies are a big commitment.
13. In the year 2018, I hope that I will be working as a structural editor at a major publishing house.