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The Week In Review, April 4-10, 2016

April is a month in which scholars teaching at colleges and universities are really just putting one foot in front of the other, head down, struggling to pass through the gale-force winds more or less mentally and emotionally intact. It … Continue reading

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A GoFundMe Campaign I Hope You’ll Support

Hello, all, Since my last post, I’ve been insanely busy. In addition to teaching and grading for two classes (a total of 55 students this term, each writing 2-3 essays), I’ve also done the first round of formatting revisions on … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, February 22-28, 2016

It’s definitely been a busy month. Here’s one week as an example…. Research Reviewing for my dissertation defense on March 1. Total research time: 4 hours Writing An hour of revisions to an article in progress, and an abstract for … 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, January 11-17, 2016

The Spring academic term has begun, and so returns The Week In Review feature of this blog. If I do what I am supposed to do the way I am supposed to do it, this will be the last term … Continue reading

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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: April 14-19, 2014

I’m still playing catchup with these final weeks of classes, but I am determined to make sure the whole term is documented so prospective graduate students in the humanities–particularly in English–can have a good sense of what they might be … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: 4/7/2014-4/13/2014

Okay–as promised, I’m retroactively posting the “Week in Review” for those final weeks of the term. To keep from boring those who are more interested in some of my other topics, I’ll be interspersing them with other kinds of posts. … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, 3/31/2014-4/6/2014

I didn’t post the Week in Review last week, because I took the weekend off to celebrate my birthday. But, I’m back! here’s a rundown of what I’ve been up to…. Reading for Classes/ Independent Studies: Yvain, translated by Burton … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, 3/16-3/22, 2014

Reading for Classes/ Independent Studies: The Book of Margery Kempe, ed. Lynn Staley (Norton, 2001) Clarissa Atkinson, “”Female Sanctity in the Late Middle Ages” in BOMK, pp. 225-236. Lynn Staley, “Authorship and Authority” in BOMK, pp. 236-242. Kathleen Ashley, “Historicizing … Continue reading

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