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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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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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Melusine’s Footprint: Reflections on the Publication of a First Book

I am very pleased (okay, okay, wildly jumping up and down and screaming in joy like a child) to announce the publication of Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth, which is now available from Brill Publishing. This … 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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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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