Archive for December, 2007

Eye of the Storm

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Yesterday was the last day of classes. Tomorrow is the first day of exams. My biggest class writes their final in the first timeslot. And, no, there is NO WAY IN HELL that the more than 90 essays (handed in on Tuesday) will be marked for then.
There’s a special place in hell reserved for the […]

See You at Kalamazoo!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

I just received the letter accepting my paper proposal. Whee!
Kazoo: Bilbo’s, the book room, killer swans, too many concurrent sessions, fun parties and more medievalists than you can shake a stick at! What fun we’ll have!

(Pre)Modernity and Academe

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

In between bouts of marking and writing, I’ve been keeping up with the recent wave of talks about tenure, commitments to departments by junior hires and the sense of modernity (or post-modernity) in academic work/life balance and would highlight some of the interesting discussion ongoing at Geeky Mom’s blog as well as Dr. Crazy’s excellent […]