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PCA/ACA Recap Vlog

This year, I had the privelege of presenting my paper about Pixar and the American frontier at the National Popular Culture Association American Culture Association conference in New Orleans.  I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about my (super awesome) experience, but the end of the semester crunch put that on the back-burner.  Instead, I […]

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Grad Hack: Using RSS Readers To Get The Job Done (Faster)

I am, admittedly, late to the RSS Reader game. I mean, the first time I’d heard the term “RSS” was when it was wailed from rooftops when Google announced that they would no longer be supporting Google Reader. Internet power users entered a period of deep mourning, while the rest of us started Googling, trying […]

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TA 101: “Ugh, No Fair!” or, Crafting Fair Course Policies

I’m excited to announce two regular features on this blog: TA 101 and TA 911.  These posts are specifically designed to help teaching assistants with classroom management techniques, sample lesson plans, case studies, and whatever else I fancy writing about.  The TA 101 posts will cover basic, helpful information that we often learn in trial-by-fire […]

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Tech Savvy: Apps for Grad Students

I have a deep, dark secret, especially for someone in an English department: I love technology.  No, seriously.  I don’t think you understand.  I love technology so, so much.  In fact, I’m almost ashamed (okay, I am definitely ashamed) to admit to how many gadgets I own.  There’s not a single room in my house that doesn’t […]