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A Student's Guide to Chaucer's Middle English (Review)

Language learning is difficult, no bones about it; you have to memorize essentially to memorize some more and between all of this effort you may say to yourself ‘what is the point?’ I have felt this pain personally and so can sympathize deeply with anyone who has ever been on the verge of giving up on learning another language or just could not take it and did dump their dreams of learning out the window. 1,463 more words

Language Learning

Religion in Anglo-Saxon England

Early medieval England, or what would be eventually known as England, followed a path of spiritual enlightenment similar to those of its continental neighbors; from paganism to Abrahamic religion (principally Christianity), its tale is simultaneously unremarkable as well as intriguing for no other fact than, as with all systems of historical advancement, its progress was uneven. 632 more words

Minutia

Writing a Book Review (Or: What the Book Review Genre *Is* and--More Importantly--What it is *Not*)

For many early-stage career scholars, especially graduate students, book reviews are among the earliest publication opportunities presented–and if we are being honest, as with teaching Freshman Composition and other introductory-level courses, this practice is probably deeply backwards because in both cases, experience and the knowledge acquired during one’s career are significant factors in how successfully and effectively one is able to engage with the task at hand. 3,289 more words

A Little Glimpse Into What I've Been Working On....

So, in addition to teaching an online course and sleeping in (!!) this summer, I’ve been hard at work revising portions of my first monograph. It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely closer to what I was hoping it would develop into. 409 more words

Research And Scholarship

Three calls for papers for Celtic panels at the 2018 Modern Language Association convention

Hello, all! I promise to write a nice long chatty post as soon as I’ve gotten through midterms. Meanwhile, I’ve been busy finishing up several projects and working on some collaborations. 942 more words