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What I’ve Been Reading: June

With the academic year behind me, and not yet teaching my summer course, June was a great month for me as a reader. Here are my June completed readings (The little white paperback above Decolonizing Academia is Brian W. Foster, … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading: May

Here’s the little stack of books I made it through in May (not pictured: Volume 4 of the Middle English Sermons Compendium.) What have you been reading lately?

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What I’ve Been Reading: March

Here’s what I managed to read in March Not pictured: Julian of Norwich’s Legacy: Medieval Mysticism and Post-Modern Reception, eds. Denise Baker and Sarah Salih) What are you reading?

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What I’ve Been Reading: February

Here’s the stack of books I made it through in February. What have you been reading? Comments below!

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January 2019 Reading Recap

I thought I’d take a page from a friend of mine on Facebook and post pictures of the books I read each month in 2019, partially to keep me accountable for reading things and partially because it might be interesting … Continue reading

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Nightstand, 10/22. Or, “All the books I have bought but not yet read: a memoir.”

—I am sure many of my readers can relate to this post! So many books, so little time …. I can’t help but notice from these snapshots of my nightstand, though, that I am nothing if not a consistent reader: … Continue reading

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Once an editor, always an editor….

Thus far in my academic career, I have edited Lenses, the literary textbook used by graduate teaching assistants at University of North Carolina Greensboro, edited Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal in Medieval Studies, and served as book reviews editor for … Continue reading

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2017 Redux: A Busy, Productive Year

It’s December 31; time for a “Year In Review” post! Here’s what I managed to accomplish professionally this year: Publications Essay Collection: Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth (edited with Misty Urban and Deva Kemmis). Leiden: Brill, … Continue reading

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Writing a Book Review (Or: What the Book Review Genre *Is* and–More Importantly–What it is *Not*)

For many early-stage career scholars, especially graduate students, book reviews are among the earliest publication opportunities presented–and if we are being honest, as with teaching Freshman Composition and other introductory-level courses, this practice is probably deeply backwards because in both … Continue reading

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CFP: MEARCSTAPA at the Mid-America Medieval Association Conference

Here’s another fun CFP for your consideration…. come play in Kansas City, MO this September! CFP: “Examining Contagion” MEARCSTAPA-sponsored panel at Mid-America Medieval Association annual conference, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at University of Missouri-Kansas City Session organizer: Melissa Ridley Elmes, … Continue reading

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