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Meet Maria Rossini

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Maria Rossini is a rising senior English major with a concentration in Latin at the University of Dallas. She is a Student Representative of the Southwestern Region of Sigma Tau Delta and is Vice President of her Sigma Tau Delta chapter on campus. Though the Modernists have her heart (especially Eliot, Woolf, and Faulkner), she has recently been making her foray into contemporary literature (such as McCarthy, Ishiguro, and Robinson) and loving it. She also has an interest in drama and is now editor-in-chief of a dramaturgical magazine on her campus.

  1. My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice.
  2. I never leave the house without a book (just in case).
  3. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be Thai chicken bowls with a lot of cilantro and spice!
  4. Growing up, I was sure I would be a writer.
  5. I know every word to the song Casimir Pulaski Day,” by Sufjan Stevens.
  6. The best gift I’ve ever received was a book of American poetry.
  7. My nickname in high school was Mariah.
  8. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up rice.
  9. I’m more of a reader.
  10. The best paper title I ever created was “Metaphors for Existence.”Memorials_in_Poets_Corner_(2013)
  11. The literary place I’d most like to visit is Poet’s Corner.
  12. My dream job is a creative writer, literary critic, and publisher.
  13. An author I truly admire is W.H. Auden (I got to see the Brueghel paintings that inspired his poem “Musée des Beaux Arts”!).brueghel
  14. My go-to children’s book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle.
  15. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is Ireland.
  16. My favorite part of being an English Major is the opportunity to discuss works in-depth with a deeply caring and invested community of learners.
  17. The last book I read was Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro.
  18. My favorite book is Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner.Absalom, Absalom
  19. My favorite place to buy books is Half-Price Books.
  20. In 10 years, I’m betting that the big trend in literature will be New Formalism.
  21. My first job was as an accounting assistant.
  22. The last book I bought was Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson, but I have not yet read it.KeanuReeves
  23. The celebrity I’d most like to spend a day with is Keanu Reeves.
  24. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in Vienna, Austria!
  25. I’m a Ravenclaw.

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