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The Month In Review: May 2016 (Or, “Let’s play an impossible game of catch up, shall we?”)

The title of the post says it all–I’ve well over a month’s worth of material to cover, so I’ll just dive right in and here it is: May 2016, redux. May 2016 was spectacularly, almost overwhelmingly chock-full of busy. On … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, September 28-October 4, 2015

Public Service Announcement: Grad Students with cars, keep at least 1/3 of a tank of gas in your car at all times, or you will end up having to replace the fuel pump and it is Not Cheap. Continue reading

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The Week In Review, February 9-15, 2015

I had significantly less service work  on my schedule this week than I did last week, which is a good thing, since I was so behind in drafting for my dissertation. Research I spent another day in the Folger stacks, … Continue reading

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Five Things I’m Doing to Make Comps Prep More Manageable

It’s the great paradox: you finally get to spend “all your time” doing nothing but “reading all of those great books you haven’t had time to read.” You know how you are “supposed” to feel about this period in your … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: What Do They REALLY Mean When They Say, “Grad Students (Academics) Need Flexible Minds”?

I have fallen behind in posting the “Week in Review” thanks to end-of-the-term insanity, but I do promise to retroactively get those up so you can see why I temporarily abandoned you, Dear Readers. In the meanwhile, today’s post examines … Continue reading

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It’s Not On The Syllabus: Cultivating Collegiality as a Graduate Student

This post is designed to tackle a subject that many people might not even think about: how graduate students should behave towards other graduate students or academics they don’t know. I’m not talking about your day-to-day behavior around the other … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, March 3-9, 2014

Reading for Classes/ Independent Studies: Saints’ Lives: Margaret, Katherine, Ursula Sarah Salih, “Performing Virginity: Sex and Violence in the Katherine Group.” Robert Mills, “Can the Virgin Martyr Speak?” The Tale of Emare (TEAMS edition) Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale (Riverside … Continue reading

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