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A Room of One's Own

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write…”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own… 1,514 more words

Creative Writing

#acadowntime The Workaholic and Academia

In 2012 my husband was in Intensive Care, or ICU as we like to call it in the UK. I was told he would most likely die. 1,291 more words


Agnus irae

‘Darren!’ I say. ‘But –’

But Darren is looking past me, towards the front of the helicopter.

‘Hello, Ada’, says the pilot.

Dear Reader.

That voice is familiar. 319 more words


Syllabus Creation, Teaching Memories, and Erroneous Pre-judgments

Welp – it’s that time of year (or semester) again: I’m in the process of creating my syllabus for my Fall freshman composition classes. Every single time I sit down to create a new syllabus (or rework an old one), I’m always faced with the same questions: will I be more demanding this year? 2,579 more words


"Public Musicologists" Ignore Public Musicology

Institutionally-unaffiliated PhDs in my field are routinely swept under the carpet. Amanda Sewell’s report in the August 2015 newsletter of the American Musicological Society about an early 2015 conference on the… 315 more words

Academia And/or Musicology

What Acknowledging Privilege Means To Me (and You), or Privilege Explained in 187 Words

Acknowledging White (and cis-Male) Privilege means, very simply and briefly:

Acknowledging that my accomplishments–or perhaps more accurately, my access and opportunities to have said accomplishments–are due in part (and probably a greater part than even I am able to or even comfortable articulating) to deeply-ingrained, institutional forces fully beyond… 150 more words

Thoughts And Perspectives

Dust to Dust

The curtains in the SCR turned out to be highly flammable, dear Reader.

Shiny and I run through the flames.

The ersatz medieval timber beams of the Humanities Lighthouse fall all around us. 189 more words