It’s time to get this contest started.
Dictionary.com defines anglophilia as, “a strong admiration or enthusiasm for England, its people, and things English.” Having been exposed to English literature a good amount of my life, I’ve developed a sort of fondness for that island – or at least an imaginary version of that island which I have reconstructed from all the books, movies and shows that I’ve watched. There was, indeed, even a time when the Church of England exerted a bit of a pull on me before I wound up swimming the Tiber. The question of whether actually going to England would be fun, or just provoke a kind of Stendhal Syndrome is an open one.
Hence a sub-theme of this particular run of the A to Z contest will be English lit. Expect to see some familiar faces popping up.
On the flip side of things, I have a bit of cultural self-loathing to confess to: I don’t like Canadian literature very much. It apparently attracts an international audience these days, but I just have not, for the life of me, been able to develop a substantial interest in it.
(A is also for Applejack, my second favourite of the Mane 6)