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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, 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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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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What It Takes: Revising the Dissertation

Some of you who haven’t yet gotten to the writing and revising portion of the thesis or dissertation might appreciate the heads-up: revisions will take way longer than you think. In fact, we would all benefit from referring to it … Continue reading

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The Week In Review: November 2-8, 2015

Research Clari’s Saga, trans. Dennis Kearney Geraldine Barnes, Counsel and Strategy in Middle English Romance (Boydell and Brewer, 1993) Andrew Cowell, The Medieval Warrior Aristocracy (Boydell and Brewer, 2007) Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson, Early Rymes of Robyn Hood (ACMRS … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, October 26-November 1, 2015

Research “Clari’s Saga,” in Riddarasögur volume 5, ed. Bjarni Vilhjalmsson , checked against Dennis Kearney’s 1990 unpublished edition and translation. Sarah Kay, “Original Skin: Flaying, Reading and Thinking in the Legend of St. Bartholomew and Other Works,”  Journal of Medieval … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, October 19-25(26), 2015

Research “Histories of Contexts: Form, Argument, and Ideology in A Gest of Robyn Hode Alex Kaufman, in British Outlaws of Literature and History, ed. Alex Kaufman (McFarland, 2011) “Playing With Food: Medieval Manners and Unruly Behavior in the Domestic Space … 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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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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