Author: Laura Fitzpatrick

Tips to Manage that End of Semester Workload

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We’ve hit that point in the semester when it’s time to roll up your sleeves and put the pedal to the metal. Classes become hectic as you’re responsible for keeping up with reading loads and researching and producing papers simultaneously. In all this pressure to perform, and the increasingly distracting nice weather, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. To acknowledge this stressful period and to continue the conversations on mental […]

Meet and Greet: Dr. Emily Weissbourd

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I’m so excited to introduce another new face in our community. Without further ado, Dr. Emily Weissbourd. Laura Fitzpatrick: What do you love about what you do? Emily Weissbourd: Thinking about the long histories of ideologies of race and gender is really important to me, and I love that my work lets me do that in multiple arenas, whether in the classroom or at conferences or while poring over manuscripts.

Drown Recap: Preparing Your New English 2 Workshop

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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 […]

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 […]

Meet and Greet: Dr. Marilisa Jimenez Garcia

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Here at  Drown Unbound we want to take some time to introduce the new faces in our department. In this new series, we thought we’d take some time to get to learn about their academic interests and to take some time to pick their brain about their own graduate school experience!  We hope this piece will inspire many future conversations with Marilisa(who was very excited to share this with us)! We also want to thank […]

What’s Happening: September 2016

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The semester has officially started, and as we’re all busy greeting old friends and making new ones (and frantically finishing syllabi), here’s a list of things we can do this month together! Annual Lehigh / Community Expo will be held today, Monday, August 29 from 4:00-6:00 pm on the University Center Lawn. It’s a great place to get a feel for what the community and Lehigh has to offer in terms of culture, food, and […]

Graduate School Take Out: A First Semester Reflection

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You did it. Turned in your last paper, finished your last reading, put down your pen, and turned off your caffeine machine. Your first graduate semester is over. You’re tired, or rather chronically exhausted, and all you want to do is lay on the floor and veg out to Netflix for an ungodly amount of hours. Cue Jessica Jones.   But what do you do with all the crazy mumbo jumbo of the past 4 months? After […]