In my 3 months attachment with Loughborough University, Prof Dr Peter Taylor has taught me how to appreciate and understand the British famous writers and their established publication. Prof Dr Peter Taylor mentioned that their publications may be indirectly or directly generate the ideas to us how to deeper our research or may be we become their followers or believers. Later I was discovered that a few greatest writers in the world has changed people daily live or how their thinking about the world today. Here are what did I discover, how famous veteran authors can influence the famous people in world or may be we as normal human being.
JANE AUSTEN'S CLASSIC NOVELS vs FAMOUS FILM DIRECTORS
The films offer spectacular views into the lives of her greatest heroines--punctuated by the vibrance of costume and the eloquence of music and language. The best film directors in world such Simon Langton (Pride and Prejudice),Patricia Rozema (Mansfield Park), Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility),Roger Michell (Persuasion) and Douglas McGrath (Emma) have successfully adapted the Austen's book to movie.. By the 1940s, Austen had become widely accepted in academia as a "great English writer". The second half of the twentieth century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship, which explored many aspects of her novels: artistic, ideological, and historical. In popular culture, a Janeite fan culture has developed, centered on Austen's life, her works, and the various film and television adaptations of them.
JANE JACOBS vs PETER TAYLOR
Systems of Survival is Taylor's favourite book and within it the chapter on ‘Trading, taking and monstrous hybrids’ was the particular eye-opener for him. A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics (Jacobs 1992) is considered by Jacobs (1997, 161) to be her ‘most serious book’. She argues that there are just two basic ways of making a living: ‘taking’ from environment and society (hunting, raiding, governing, protecting) and ‘making’ using environment and society (trading, producing). These are reproduced through two contrary moral syndromes: the guardian (heroic virtues such as shunning trading) and commercial (bourgeois traits such as shunning force) respectively. Although seemingly a departure from past work, in fact it is her way of understanding the necessary conditions for both reproduction of city economies, and the planners and national government economic regulators that put the former at risk.Not widely appreciated, it has been used in public policy and in corruption studies. He has found it indispensable for exploring the relations between cities and states.Now I understand why Prof Dr Peter Taylor's book or articles so influenced by Jane Jacobs ideas.
JULIA CHILD vs JULIE POWELL
Meanwhile, Julie Powell (born 20 April 1973) is an American author known for the book Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, Tiny Apartment Kitchen.While working for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in August 2002, Powell began the Julie/Julia Project, a web log (blog) chronicling her attempt to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The blog quickly gained a large following, and Powell signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company. The resulting book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, Tiny Apartment Kitchen, was published in 2005. The paperback edition was retitled Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously.Powell's second book, Cleaving: a Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession, which details an affair she had after the first book's publication, as well as her experiences learning the butcher trade, was published November 30, 2009.
For me, from the above this will motivate me to keep continue complete my PhD research because I have only 1 year to finish m writing. Wish me luck.