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Managing Job Market Anxiety

The Fall Term has ended; I’ve graded all of my students’ final portfolios and examinations, posted their grades, and sent them well-wishes as they head into their vacation period; and now, there’s nothing left for me to do for the … 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, 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, March 2-8, 2015

Research For the Dissertation: The Welsh Law of Women, Studies Presented to Professor Daniel A. Binchy, ed. Dafydd Jenkins and Morfydd E. Owen Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages, eds. Karen Jankulak and Jonathan M. Wooding Beowulf, Liuzza second … 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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Things I Think About Before I Ever Walk Into A Classroom #2: What do I want my students to get out of my class?

This post deals with two issues: First, “What do I want my students to get out of this class?” and second, “How am I going to accomplish those objectives through course readings and assignments. I. What do I want my … Continue reading

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Short And Sane: April is the Cruellest Month…..

Check in, fellow grad students. It’s the end of the term: Who else feels like this right now?   Yeah, the end of the term is a little crazy. Whatever you do, don’t forget to indulge yourself a little in … 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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The Week In Review, February 17-23, 2014

Reading for Classes/ Independent Studies: Jeremy Griffiths and Derek Pearsall, eds. Book Production and Publishing in England, 1375-1475, Introduction, ch. 4, 8-9, and 11-13 Lesley Smith & Jane H.M. Taylor, eds. Women, the Book, and the Worldly: essays by Goodman, … Continue reading

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