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2017 Redux: A Busy, Productive Year

It’s December 31; time for a “Year In Review” post! Here’s what I managed to accomplish professionally this year: Publications Essay Collection: Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth (edited with Misty Urban and Deva Kemmis). Leiden: Brill, … Continue reading

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Why Academic Conferences Matter

I’ve just returned home from my annual pilgrimage to the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (colloquially known as “the ‘Zoo”). As always, theĀ  four-day conference was at once all-too-brief (so many people I didn’t get to … Continue reading

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2016 End-of-the-Year Wrap-Up

Professors–particularly professors who are contingent (non-permanent and adjunct faculty). permanent but not tenured, and tenure-track but not tenured–are regularly asked to perform acts of self-assessment, filling out performance evaluations, maintaining an updated CV, and responding to our supervisors’ assessment of … Continue reading

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The View From My Desk: Week 11

Here is the photo I snapped of my desk on the first day of the 11th week of the Fall term: Of course, that it was taken on week eleven means that this photo was snapped on Hallowe’en, which is … Continue reading

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The View From My Desk: Week Six

Welcome back! We’ve just finished Week Six of classes, and naturally, that means that things are a bit more hectic around here than they were during Week Two. I’ve now taught 60 class sessions spread across five different courses, which … Continue reading

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Things I think about before I ever walk into a classroom #4(5): What Are My Pedagogical Values, and How Am I Going To Implement Them In My Teaching?

Things I think about before I ever walk into a classroom #4(5): What Are My Pedagogical Values, and How Am I Going To Implement Them In My Teaching? In this final post in my series on pedagogical considerations in the … Continue reading

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