Tag Archives: Academia

A Professional Milestone

Six years ago to the day, I became the first person in my family to earn a PhD, (alongside my Academic Wonder Twin Matt Carter, First of His Name. ) This week, I received notification that my bid for promotion-in-rank … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Covid-19 and transitioning on-the-ground to online courses under emergency conditions

A lot of higher education institutions are moving either temporarily or for the semester to online learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is, naturally, causing a lot of stress and anxiety, which is (of course!) a totally valid … Continue reading

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I’m Giving a Plenary!

Hi, everyone, I have exciting news (well, it’s exciting to me): I’ll be giving the plenary talk at this year’s Medieval Association of the Midwest conference in October! My talk will be on cannibals and gender in medieval literature, and … Continue reading

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2018 End-of-the-year review (Or, “And I thought 2017 was busy!”)

It’s December 31; time for another “Year In Review” post! Here’s what I managed to accomplish professionally this year: Publications Article “‘Compassion and Benignytee’: A Reassessment of the Relationship Between Canacee and the Falcon in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Squire’s Tale.” Medieval … 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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CFP: Celtic/ Old English Studies at MLA 2019

Greetings and salutations! Apologies for the radio-silence this month; it’s been a February, and someone forgot that two sections of Research and Argumentation means 40 students instead of 20 students to work on multiple drafts of multiple essays and hold … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Stay Motivated

In my last post, I tackled five ways to stay productive despite heavy teaching and service loads. This post follows up with, perhaps, the harder task: staying motivated to work on and complete your own research and writing projects when … 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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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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Progress … doesn’t always look like progress (a post [mostly] on research and publication)

I imagine that everyone who reads this blog has at least a passing familiarity with academia–perhaps you are a student, or the parent of a student, in college or graduate school, or a fellow professor or other member of the … Continue reading

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