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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 Dissertation Defense

Hello, All. It’s been a while since my last update or post; no excuses or apologies, its just the nature of the Spring term. As a professor I deeply admire told me once during a conversation about being overwhelmed, “At … Continue reading

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The Week In Review: February 1-7, 2016

I skipped the Weeks in Review posts for the last two weeks in January because first, I was slammed finishing up my dissertation and second, we were all slammed here in North Carolina with a major winter storm that resulted … Continue reading

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The Week In Review: October 5-11

Research Carol Clover, “Regardless of Sex: Men, Women, and Power in Early Northern Europe,” Speculum 68.2 (1993): pp. 263-287. Jesse L. Byock, Feud in the Icelandic Saga (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983) and Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power … Continue reading

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Dress to Impress: You, The (Pre-Professional) Graduate [Teaching Assistant] Student

It’s understandable that, being classified as a “graduate student,” it’s sometimes difficult to view yourself also as a professional, but this is the shift you need to learn how to make during your time in graduate school. As a graduate student you are, of course, still a student, but you are a student actively engaged in becoming a professional; in fact, it might be helpful to consider yourself an apprentice in your field of study, rather than a student. The most visible outward sign that you have successfully navigated this shift lies in your sartorial choices. So today, I’m going to talk wardrobe with you. Continue reading

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The Week In Review, March 9-15 2015 (Or, “You Call That a Spring Break?!”)

So, this week was our university’s spring break, which in teaching assistant terms when you are the instructor-of-record for your courses means, “the seven days you’ve got to catch up on all of the things you haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, February 23-March 1, 2015

Research For the Dissertation: Timothy J. Tomasik and Juliann M. Vitullo, eds., At the Table: Metaphorical and Material Cultures of Food in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Brepols, 2007) Robin Chapman Stacy, “Law and Lawbooks in Mediaeval Wales” in History … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, February 16-22, 2015

I really do have big plans for new posts for the blog–I still need to post about the actual comps exams process, I have a post about “what to wear” that’s been in the works for nearly 6 months now, … 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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SMART New Year’s Resolutions For Graduate Students

It’s January 2. Happy New Year! Statistically speaking, only 8% of Americans who make them achieve their New Year’s resolutions, and most people who go into the new year with a list of resolutions to achieve start out strong and … Continue reading

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