Monthly Archives: March 2014

Individually Together: Reflections on Angela Davis and Nas

The following post on the Angela Davis and Nas event was written by members of the spring 2014 “Politics & Poetics of Black Feminist Thought” class being offered by the Africana Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and English programs. … Continue reading

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Which Classes Should I Take? Tips for Graduate Coursework Registration

Alas, another season of course descriptions, curriculum requirements and CRNs are upon us! Although the old undergrad worries of course caps and bad registration times may be a nightmare of the past… …deciding which schedule to pick can still be a daunting … Continue reading

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Yours, Mine, and Our First Conference: How to Survive

Congratulations! You followed the suggestions from the last posting and your abstract got accepted. You’ve filled out all the necessary forms and secured your funding, found your hotel, written your presentation. Everything is ready. Now to head off to your … Continue reading

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A Few Humble Observations on Conference Abstracts: Part 1

  A few things to think about before you submit your abstract – 1. Many of you will undoubtedly already know this, but the absolute best place to find conference CFPs in English (and for some of our Humanities fellow … Continue reading

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USM’s Cuts: An LSJ Perspective

Yesterday, I wrote an open letter to the Provost of the University of Southern Maine, my alma mater. USM is in the process of imposing a disastrous package of cuts including the layoffs of a dozen tenured and tenure-track junior … Continue reading

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Doctoral Exams Panic? Advice for Studying

If you are anything like me, you process your anxiety by obsessing; when it comes to taking doctoral exams, this may mean obsessively googling and asking profs or fellow grad students for advice. If this is you, look no further! … Continue reading

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Alt-Ac: Maybe We’re Already Doing It

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post for the NASSR Grad Student Caucus blog called “Alt-Ac-Attack: Thoughts on Preparing for the Job Market.” At that time, our department was just starting to increase professionalization practices geared towards alt-ac options. … Continue reading

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