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Ex Academia ‘Merica

Recently, current Lehigh English Department Ph.D. candidates and sole staffers of ‘Merica Magazine Ed Simon (Editor and Founder) and Wade Linebaugh (Assistant Editor) sat down to discuss their joint venture, graduate school, public humanities, and the finer points of laundry … Continue reading

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“You can live in an unreal world wherever you are”: An Interview with Leonard Cassuto

by Emily Shreve and Laura Fitzpatrick At the beginning of March, Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess, graciously took some time out of his visit to sit down with us for a chat about his graduate school experiences, his thoughts on … Continue reading

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The ‘Other’ Graduate School Mess: Tackling Mental Health in Graduate School

As the department reassesses the many potential functions and values of graduate work, faculty and graduate students have gathered to discuss the exciting possibilities of newly-envisioned graduate study. We have realized that, as the job market evolves, we must evolve … Continue reading

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What’s Happening: January/February 2016

Welcome back to our snow-covered campus and the official start of Spring 2016! Every month Laura and I will be highlighting some of the lectures, meetings, and opportunities happening on campus. So break out your calendars and mark the dates … Continue reading

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5 Things To Do Over Winter Break

Seminar papers are completed, grades are in, and it’s time to relax after a hectic fall semester. Once you’ve slept, visited family and friends, binge-watched Netflix, slept, read everything on the internet, and slept some more, here are some tips for … Continue reading

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Happy New Semester!: A Year (Later) of Spivak

During the fall semester of 2013, critical theorist Gayatri Spivak visited Lehigh University as part of our Humanities Center’s “Home” lecture series. Of course, when such a renowned scholar as Dr. Spivak is scheduled to visit, rumors will abound. Whispers … Continue reading

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Posthumanism Matters for the Humanities

October is National Arts and Humanities Month: a time to experience, celebrate, and promote the important roles that the arts and humanities play in our lives. The perfect time, in fact, to talk about . . . posthumanism? Of course! … Continue reading

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From “Should I?” to “Submit”: a step-by-step guide to the Ph.D. application process

And here we go again, applicants! Graduate school application season is upon us! In the flood of personal statements, GRE scores, writing samples, and recommendations, applying to Ph.D. English programs may seem like an insurmountable task. But fear not! Thanks … Continue reading

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Contingent Labor, Part II

At last I present the long-delayed sequel to the post on contingent labor. Part I covered the realities, both good and bad, of being an adjunct; here, I will recap our panelists’ advice on finding adjunct work, surviving it, and … Continue reading

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Contingent Labor: Thoughts from our Colleagues, Part I

Yesterday’s Contingent Labor Panel, part of Jenna Lay’s Job Market panel series, featured four of our Lehigh colleagues, either current students or recent graduates. Colleen Martell, Rebecca Martin, Nicole Batchelor and George Mote have a variety of experiences in the adjuncting … Continue reading

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