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Meet Anthony Quigley

Anthony Quigley is an undergraduate student attending the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR, pursuing a Bachelor’s in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy, as well as the SLAT Certification (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching). This is his first year serving as the Student Representative for the Far Western Region of Sigma Tau Delta, only having joined his university’s chapter (Alpha Tau Phi) last year. Lastly, he runs his own English teaching business of two years through Zoom. In his spare time, he likes to game, chat with friends, read, and write, usually at cafes in semi-formal dress.

  1. I chose to become an English Major because this major connects with both my passion for pedagogy as well as my deep-seated love for the simultaneously public and private nature of reading.
  2. My favorite part of being an English Major is being able to connect with a variety of educators who are passionate about some aspect of literature yet not merely limited to said aspect.
  3. The last book I read was Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.
  4. My favorite book is the Dune Series (Frank Herbert seemed to have his own kind of prescience).
  5. A book character I identify with is Vorian Atreides from the Legends of Dune Trilogy.
  6. The last book I bought was Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant, but I have not yet read it.
  7. My favorite book to movie adaptation is Dune (the Denis Villanueve version).
  8. I’m both a reader and a writer.
  9. My favorite style of writing is persuasive writing, as it invites discussion and debate.
  10. My go-to children’s book is Redwall by Brian Jacques.
  11. My favorite childhood memory is all the times I would secretly re-enact my favorite movie or books scenes in the bathroom or bedroom.
  12. Growing up, I was sure I would be a priest who’d eventually become a Saint.
  13. My first job was working in stock, unpacking and putting away jeans for American Eagle Outfitters.
  14. My dream job is to be a philosopher and pedagogical educator.
  15. I like to spend my free time reading philosophy and science fiction, gaming, and spending time alone at cozy cafes.
  16. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is Paris.
  17. The literary place I’d most like to visit is Paris, specifically Café de Flore.
  18. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in either Italy, France, or one of the Nordic countries.
  19. If I was stranded on a desert island, the three things I would bring with me are, assuming I’m not getting out of there alive, writing materials, a collection of all of David Whyte‘s poetry, and a collection of all the Dune books.
  20. The one song I could listen to on repeat is Without” by Unfound.
  21. The best gift I ever received was the random kindness of a prepaid card from an old bus driver.
  22. The best gift I’ve ever given is a surprise Doctor Who birthday party.
  23. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up—probably coffee.
  24. If I could try any food from a book or series, it would be Shrimp ‘n’ Hotroot Soup from Redwall by Brian Jacques.
  25. The author (dead or alive) I’d most like to spend a day with is Friedrich Nietzsche.

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