Tag Archives: Graduate School

Things To Consider Before Taking an “Incomplete” in Graduate School

I belong to an online forum that comprises a variety of educators at every step of the game, from veteran tenured professors to new graduate teaching assistants. Recently, the discussion turned to the question of taking incompletes in graduate classes, … Continue reading

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The Week In Review: November 16-22, 2015

Heads up that this is the second of those two, intensely-long and wildly busy end-of-term weeks I warned you about in the last post….. after this, things settle down. A little. Research Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson, Early Rymes of … Continue reading

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The Week in Review, November 9-15, 2015

Research Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson, Early Rymes of Robyn Hood (ACMRS 2013) Thomas Ohlgren and Stephen Knight, Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales (TEAMS 2000) Rosemary Horrox and W. Mark Ormrod, A Social History of England, 1200-1500 (Cambridge 2006) … Continue reading

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The Week In Review: October 12-18, 2015

Research “Robin Hood: Outlaw or Exile?” Atha Cotton-Spreckelmeyer, in British Outlaws of Literature and History, ed. Alex Kaufman (McFarland, 2011) “Histories of Contexts: Form, Argument, and Ideology in A Gest of Robyn Hode Alex Kaufman, in British Outlaws of Literature … 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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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: January 26-31, 2015

Hello, Blogland and Interwebs! Here’s the deal: I’ve decided to re-instate “The Week In Review” series of posts even though I’m no longer in classwork. There are a couple of reasons for this decision. First, as I mentioned in a … Continue reading

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From 65 to (Seemingly) 0 to 65 MPH: (Re) Defining Productivity, The Dissertation Year(s)

I am currently experiencing a phenomenon that I was warned about by friends who are farther along in their degrees that I am or who have finished their degrees, but never really believed could happen to me: I am doing … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (and why you should be doing this, too)

Ahhhhhh, summer. After the academic year finally ends, aren’t we all ready for a break? Trips to the beach, to Mexico, camping or backpacking, heading back home to visit the family and catch up with childhood friends, or just resting … 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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