Category Archives: Research and Scholarship

Three calls for papers for Celtic panels at the 2018 Modern Language Association convention

Hello, all! I promise to write a nice long chatty post as soon as I’ve gotten through midterms. Meanwhile, I’ve been busy finishing up several projects and working on some collaborations. Here’s one of those collaborations–a set of three calls … Continue reading

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A GoFundMe Campaign I Hope You’ll Support

Hello, all, Since my last post, I’ve been insanely busy. In addition to teaching and grading for two classes (a total of 55 students this term, each writing 2-3 essays), I’ve also done the first round of formatting revisions on … Continue reading

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The Dissertation Defense

Hello, All. It’s been a while since my last update or post; no excuses or apologies, its just the nature of the Spring term. As a professor I deeply admire told me once during a conversation about being overwhelmed, “At … Continue reading

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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 Much-Anticipated Folger Seminar Post!

So, I’ve been promising a post on the Folger seminar I’m taking for weeks now (three weeks, to be precise) and since university let out early today and I expect to have no time to work on my dissertation between … Continue reading

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From 65 to (Seemingly) 0 to 65 MPH: (Re) Defining Productivity, The Dissertation Year(s)

I am currently experiencing a phenomenon that I was warned about by friends who are farther along in their degrees that I am or who have finished their degrees, but never really believed could happen to me: I am doing … Continue reading

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Kalamazoo Calls for Papers–Robin Hood, Monsters, Pilgrimage, Women, Sarcasm and Snark!

Good morning, Readers! The long, dry summer spell is over and we are now officially back in classes at my university, which (hopefully) means I’ll be back to blogging slightly more regularly. You can (of course) expect more thinking about … Continue reading

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