Category Archives: Research and Scholarship

Teaching essay: “The Chaucerian Miscellany” now available at Once and Future Classroom

I’m thrilled to share that the pedagogy article describing my Chaucerian Miscellany assignment that won the 2020 Teaching Association for Medieval Studies award is now published in Once and Future Classroom 17.1 (Spring 2021)! This assignment was designed to help … Continue reading

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Thinking, Scribbling, Sharing

Hello, All! I hope your corner of the world is pleasant and that you are safe, happy, and engaged in some activity that brings you joy. I have been busily thinking, scribbling, and submitting things for publication. Some of the … Continue reading

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A Long Overdue Update ….

Hello, Blogosphere! I’d apologize for not writing more and swear I’ll do better going forward, but I think we all know that’s just telling lies to make myself feel better so I shan’t bother with those niceties, but rather, dive … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading: April

April is the cruelest month. Much grading means that I have done the bare minimum of reading and research. Here is the little stack I managed to get through (the small grey paperback under Bone Black is Donovan Kuhio Colleps’ … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug ….

I got a shout-out from MLA on Twitter featuring a piece I wrote on two of my favorite subjects: Beowulf, and feasting-hall violence. It’s available for reading in its conference paper form in the CORE repository and if you’ve got … Continue reading

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Another Call for Papers: IMC Leeds 2019

For folks who would prefer to give a paper on Arthurian animals on the other side of the pond, here’s one more CFP, this time for Leeds IMC 2019! Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition Proposed session for the … Continue reading

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Calls for Papers: Animal Studies sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies 2019!

Hello, all! I hope you are having a restful and productive summer. Below please find two CFPs for sessions on animal studies at next year’s ‘Zoo, and please share widely and/or consider submitting an abstract if you have anything that … Continue reading

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Special Journal Issue: New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age–Call for Papers

This is a reminder that The Heroic Age special issue: “New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age,” is still accepting submissions! We are accepting submissions from graduate students, postdoctoral, and junior or early-stage scholars (pre-tenure or equivalent NTT faculty experience) … Continue reading

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Hitting My Stride: a System for Developing a Research Agenda beyond the Dissertation / Book Project

With the academic year ended and our seniors graduated and feted, many, if not most, scholars are now turning their attention to their summer writing projects. This is especially true of those of us with heavy teaching loads, who often … Continue reading

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Five Easy(ish) Ways To Be More Productive In Your Scholarship With Less Time In Your Schedule

Let me lay all of my cards on the table from the start: I taught for ten years at a year-round private boarding school where I was responsible for developing and implementing the curriculum for three programs (French, English, and … Continue reading

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