Spring 2024

Splash Biography

ARYA VISHIN, aspiring literature professor

Major: English & South Asian Studies

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Double major in English & South Asian Studies. Some academic interests include poetry/poetics, drama, and Shakespeare.

Past Classes

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H1146: Like a Perfect Rhyme: An Introduction to Lyric Poetry Through Taylor Swift in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 18, 2023)
Many people—students, teenagers, and even adults—often brush off poetry as too difficult to understand, inaccessible, or simply uninteresting. This class aims to introduce students to some fundamental elements of lyric poetry through the lyrics of popular musician Taylor Swift and connect them to the lyric tradition throughout history in the hopes of demystifying the study of poetry and giving students a new appreciation for poetics.