Month: October 2016

What’s Happening?: November 2016

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Lehigh Culture & Community

November has arrived and with it colder weather. Fortunately, the university is well heated and has numerous events to bring you inside and keep you warm. Also, pumpkin spice lattes. Monday, October 31 The deadline for LSJ abstract submissions is TODAY (Oct. 31). Please send your abstracts to Dana and Joanna at lsjlehigh@gmail.com. Find the CFP and more information about the conference here: http://lsjlehigh.weebly.com/cfp.html (submitted by Dashielle Horne)

October, you bring me gifts!

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Teaching

Editor’s Note: Brenda was kind enough to share her blog post on her teaching experience here. To read more about Brenda’s travails through graduate school and life, check out her blog here. I just completed my 5th week of teaching and this Friday we began our second unit on gender constructions, misogyny, masculinity, and feminism(s). Although I was very excited to move into our second unit, I was also fearful and didn’t know what to […]

Meet and Greet: Katie Hurlock

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Uncategorized

The season may be changing, but our commitment to introducing you to the newest members of the community only grows stronger. Today we introduce to you, Katie Hurlock. Mareesa Miles: Tell us about yourself!  Katie Hurlock: I am a first year MA student. I grew up in Hampton, Virginia and did my undergrad at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia. My interests include 18th and 19th century women writers (especially Austen!), fallen women narratives, and epistolary fiction. […]

Writing a Great Conference Abstract

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Advice

Conferences are, to my mind, one of the best perks of being in academia. In a department/university like ours, which is able to partially or fully fund travel, conferences turn into a treat. As I like to call them, academic vacay! You get to go to a cool place you’ve likely never been and meet interesting people (grad students and faculty!) from all over. So, how do we get to this magical land?

Meet and Greet: Mariel Caputo

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Lehigh Culture & Community

Once again we return to our Meet and Greet Series to introduce another member of the newest cohort.  Mariel Caputo is working on her Masters degree here at Lehigh, and answered a few questions so that we could get to know her a little better! Mareesa Miles: Hello! MM: Tell us about yourself! Mariel Caputo: I received my B.A. from Drew University, where I majored in English and minored in Italian. My honors thesis focused on single women […]

Drown Recap: Preparing Your New English 2 Workshop

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Lehigh Culture & Community

As October thoroughly kicks our butts with readings, papers, and teaching, we have one more thing to accomplish this October: Proposals for the English 2 class we want to teach next semester. And at a time when the department is changing what we do with English 2, this can seem especially challenging. How on earth do we create a proposal for a class we have little to no experience in teaching and structuring? Thankfully, the […]

Thoughts from an LSJ Conference Veteran

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Literature & Social Justice

In a short two and a half weeks, Halloween will be upon us. More importantly, abstracts will be due for the third Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference being held at Lehigh on March 10-11, 2017. Fear not: I’m here to tell you that submitting to the conference is much less bloodcurdling (and anxiety inducing) than it seems. Though I’m just starting my PhD here this fall, I’ve been a part of the LSJ conference since its […]

Meet and Greet: Sam Sorensen

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Uncategorized

Here at Drown Unbound we continue our series by introducing the first member of the newest graduate student cohort, Samantha Sorensen. The hope is that these brief introductions will encourage you all to take a moment to say hello and find out more about these fresh faces in the community. Read on and discover the reasons that you and Sam should already be talking. Mareesa Miles: Hello! Sam Sorensen: Hey! What’s up hello! MM: Tell us about yourself! SS: I’m […]

Lehigh Spaces: The Women’s Center

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To continue the wonderful conversation about Lehigh Spaces, including Laura Fitzpatrick’s exploration of Linderman and Laura Casale’s reflection on Farrington Square, I wanted to add some thoughts about one of my new favorite places (and incidentally, my current work space), the Women’s Center. Established 25 years ago, the Women’s Center has changed locations a few times in the past quarter of a century, eventually settling on the second floor of the University Center, in UC […]

What’s Happening?: October 2016

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October is upon us. The leaves are turning colors, the weather is cooling down (finally), and the amount of essays that are due is terrifyingly appropriate for the month of horror. Nevertheless, there are many events to supplement your busy semester (and maybe even help you relax!). So, without further ado, here are the events for this month: Film Club: High and Low Time: 6 PM to 9 PM Friday 10/7 Place: Drown 019 Akira […]