August, Die She Must

August is here again, bringing that familiar bittersweet feeling of endings and beginnings as we try to soak up every last bit of summer possible before school starts again and the days start getting shorter and colder. For the first time since I was four years old, I will not spend August preparing for a... Continue Reading →

It’s Okay, I’m a Doctor

Well folks, it's done! Last month, I successfully defended my dissertation, and the experience was way more fun than I had expected it to be. Last week, I finished the minor revisions requested by my committee and submitted the final version of the dissertation to the Graduate College (final deposit is anticlimactic, despite its finality).... Continue Reading →

The Return of the Palatine Medea

It's been a hot minute since I posted here! It's been a very busy 3 months behind the scenes: in addition to starting a full-time job as a managing editor (hello, semi-decent pay and retirement fund), I've been putting the finishing touches on my dissertation and preparing for my defense. But first, a super fun... Continue Reading →

MORE Myth Retellings To Read

Tis the season...to escape holiday madness with a book that takes you far outside your own world! We're back with more ratings and reviews of recently published retellings and reimagining of Greek myths (yes, all Greek this time). The reviews are more mixed this time around, including one DNF. *gasp* The Women of Troy: A... Continue Reading →

Campus Wildlife Encounters: The Grad Student

As a new school year gets underway, one enigmatic creature will be reappearing on university campuses across the country: the graduate student (scholasticus laboriosus). Frequently mistaken for their cousins the undergraduates (scholasticus iunior) and faculty members (scholasticus beneficiarius), graduate students make up a vital part of the university ecosystem. Let's learn a bit about the... Continue Reading →

All My Covid Knitting Projects

If you know me, you know I'm always either knitting or thinking about knitting. I love to knit, for a variety of reasons — it's fun, it's productive, it keeps me focused in situations where I'd otherwise get bored or sidetracked (looking at you, evening lectures), and it's soothing enough to effectively act as therapy... Continue Reading →

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