Proust Questionnaire- Dr. Marjorie Allison
Dr. Marjorie Allison teaches both graduate and undergraduate level English courses at WIU. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her main interests lie within Post-Colonial literature, ethnic literature, and British literature.
Who are your favorite writers? There are so many! And it depends when you ask me. Austen, Brontes (Anne is the least taught and the best), Rushdie, Martel, Adichie, Patricia Grace, Choban, Kingsolver.
Who is your favorite hero/heroine of fiction? Jane Eyre. Hands down.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Throwing my head back and laughing (as a grad friend always recommended I do) while having dinner with family or friends (with chocolate cake for dessert).
Which literary figure do you most identify with? I really don’t know.
What is the trait you most loathe in yourself? Monkey brain, though loathe is a word I resist using about myself!
What is the trait you most loathe in others? The inability to admit mistakes.
What do you enjoy most about WIU? The wide range of students—I never know who is going to show up in my classroom and that keeps me on my toes.
Describe Macomb in one word? Remote.
What or who is the greatest love of your life? Of course my family. Second tier? I had the best dog ever in graduate school. Best. Dog. Ever.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Living the good life.
What is your motto? Go Boldly.
What is your current state of mind? Frazzled, frantic, overwhelmed.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? A dog.