Monthly Archives: November 2015

Things To Consider Before Taking an “Incomplete” in Graduate School

I belong to an online forum that comprises a variety of educators at every step of the game, from veteran tenured professors to new graduate teaching assistants. Recently, the discussion turned to the question of taking incompletes in graduate classes, … Continue reading

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The Week In Review: November 16-22, 2015

Heads up that this is the second of those two, intensely-long and wildly busy end-of-term weeks I warned you about in the last post….. after this, things settle down. A little. Research Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson, Early Rymes of … Continue reading

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The Week in Review, November 9-15, 2015

Research Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson, Early Rymes of Robyn Hood (ACMRS 2013) Thomas Ohlgren and Stephen Knight, Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales (TEAMS 2000) Rosemary Horrox and W. Mark Ormrod, A Social History of England, 1200-1500 (Cambridge 2006) … Continue reading

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Thinking About Comps

Comps are the final preparatory hurdle to clear in a doctoral program before you advance to candidacy and write and defend your dissertation. They are the official means by which your dissertation commmittee tests your readiness to undertake the work of the dissertation. Primarily, they’re meant to gauge your knowledge base in your chosen subject field(s). The basic question they are supposed to answer is: Do you know enough about this material to be able to teach and write effectively about it? Continue reading

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The Week In Review: November 2-8, 2015

Research Clari’s Saga, trans. Dennis Kearney Geraldine Barnes, Counsel and Strategy in Middle English Romance (Boydell and Brewer, 1993) Andrew Cowell, The Medieval Warrior Aristocracy (Boydell and Brewer, 2007) Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson, Early Rymes of Robyn Hood (ACMRS … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, October 26-November 1, 2015

Research “Clari’s Saga,” in Riddarasögur volume 5, ed. Bjarni Vilhjalmsson , checked against Dennis Kearney’s 1990 unpublished edition and translation. Sarah Kay, “Original Skin: Flaying, Reading and Thinking in the Legend of St. Bartholomew and Other Works,”  Journal of Medieval … Continue reading

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