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What’s Happening?: October 2016

October is upon us. The leaves are turning colors, the weather is cooling down (finally), and the amount of essays that are due is terrifyingly appropriate for the month of horror. Nevertheless, there are many events to supplement your busy … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Year of Connected Academics

When I applied to the MLA’s Connected Academics proseminar early last summer, I knew I wanted to explore alt/non-academic career options, but I wasn’t quite sure what that meant. So in my application, I focused on three ideas: my “commitment … Continue reading

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What’s Happening: April 2016

April is an exciting month here in Drown as we wrap up the academic year with a Literature and Social Justice visiting lecture, more pedagogy workshops, a transferable skills panel, and a number of dissertation defenses. As Dashielle suggested in … 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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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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Why You Should Consider Rare Book School

I just spent a week at Rare Book School—a program based at UVA that offers book-related courses to scholars, collectors, librarians, booksellers, etc—learning about the principles and best practices of scholarly editing. It was an incredible, valuable, and exhausting experience, … Continue reading

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In Praise of GLO’s Teacher Development Series: Writing-to-Learn

I can’t recommend the Graduate Life Office’s Teacher Development series, run by Greg Reihman, highly enough. Perhaps you’ve never attended because you’ve thought “I have years of teaching experience! I don’t need that!” or “Those things always cater to non-humanities … Continue reading

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Teacher Development: Learning about learning and helping others learn

Alicia: Like many teaching fellows in the English department, my primary background is in English. I have taken classes and done work outside of English departments but I’m sure that over time I’ve slowly adopted some English-specific habits or ways … Continue reading

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Dispatch from Chicago: Applying for NEH Seminars

In the stress and haze of writing your dissertation and grading countless composition papers it can be easy to forget about the wider world. Despite all of the other work that needs to get done one thing to be aware … Continue reading

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What’s Grad School Got to Do with Blogging? A lot! Things to consider before you start

This is a version of two workshops I held this past semester, and I thought it would be a good reminder about blogging over the summer! These are just some rudimentary things to think about if you are a first-time … Continue reading

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