Tag Archives: graduate school

That’s a Wrap…

After reading over 500 pages a week, knocking off 6000 word essays like it’s my job, grading papers until I have nightmares about grammatical errors, and spending a small fortune in coffee at the Trend – I can’t believe the Public Texts program my time at Trent is just about over. So I figured for […]

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Blogosphere, meet Zailig.

When I was applying to different graduate programs, I spent a lot of time scrolling down various English Department Faculty web pages trying to figure out if these were the kind of people that I wanted to spend the next year and a bit learning from, looking up to, researching with, hysterically weeping in front of whilst […]

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Field Trip Friday 2.0

This past Friday, my alarm clock went off at the ungodly hour of 6 AM. Normally, if I’m awake before the sun is, I immediately fill with rage, attempt to break the thing that woke me up, and then go back to sleep with a vengeance. This particular morning, however, I powered through the rage and […]

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Ducks Suck.

In one of my classes last semester, the prof described a poster that hung in the graduate department where he earned his PhD. It would have looked something like this: I find myself thinking about the poster’s message a LOT, not because I think it’s inspirational, but because it irks the hell out of me. […]

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You are what you read… yes?

Ok kids, putting on my Sarah the Scholar Hat for this post, but to help keep things upbeat: This past week, I wrote an essay and presented it to my colleagues in the core course of our program (radically entitled “Public Texts”). Despite the trauma of the writing process, I actually rather enjoyed thinking about my topic. For the […]

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Originally posted on The Expendable Citizen:
I am going to be publishing a version of my lecture notes for a theory course as blog posts, because, let’s face it, the writing style for blogs is more entertaining than academic writing and it’s vastly easier to include images and video in this space than in, for…

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