• Call for NGSC Bloggers 2014-2015

    by  • August 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Dear NASSR Graduate Students and Advisers of Romantic Studies Graduate Students: The NASSR Graduate Student Caucus (NGSC) invites applications for new bloggers for the 2014-2015 academic year. We ask that NGSC bloggers commit to contributing about 1 post per month (or about 8-10 total per year) and to serving through September 2015. To apply,...

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    Laura Moriarty and Geologic Motions

    by  • August 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I recently had the pleasure of visiting Art.Science.Gallery – a fresh and inventive place that is nestled in Austin’s Canopy Studios of artists, musicians, galleries and other creative spaces. Hayley Gillespie, Ph.D., the founder of the gallery, is an ecologist and artist with a specialization in endangered salamanders. Though the mission for the gallery is...

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    How to Keep On Keepin’ On

    by  • July 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    PhDs in the humanities take a long time.  Even optimistically we in English expect at least five years, and most statistics suggest our degrees take seven or eight–and that’s in addition to the time spent on an MA.  A lot of life happens in those years, both to us and to the people we...

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    Summertime and Academic Livin’

    by  • June 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    While technically it will not be summer until June 21st, most colleges and universities have ended their quarters and semesters by now (or are in the process of ending their quarters). Which means that we are all on summer break! As popular media would have it, that means that we are all going to...

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    Graphs in Romanticism Research

    by  • May 25, 2014 • 0 Comments

    We are all aware of the hand-wringing that accompanies humanities scholarship in the early 21st century. Soon enough there will be another article announcing the death or worthlessness of the humanities degree. Subsequently there will be a rebuttal which points out how crucial the humanities are. And the cycle will continue. I am not...

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    NGSC E-Roundtable: “Three Ways of Looking at Romantic Anatomy”

    by  • May 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Introduction Emily, Laura, and Arden are three graduate students who share interests in Romantic medical science and anatomy. We illustrate our contrasting methods in responding to this article (“Corpses and Copyrights”), which discusses the history of dissection in England through pictures of a medical textbook, William Cowper’s Myotomia reformata, or A New Administration of...

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    The Scholar between (The Limits of) Life and Politics

    by  • May 18, 2014 • 3 Comments

    This year, I went vegan. This past week, the ethical and environmental consequences of my veganism became profoundly challenged. In what follows, I use my experience as a scholar invested in animal studies and animal rights to begin exploring the meaning and tensions involved in the cultivation of an orientation where scholarship and the politics...

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    Interview: Dr. James McKusick

    by  • May 2, 2014 • 0 Comments

    One of Romanticism’s favorite ecocritics, Dr. James McKusick, explains how getting lost in the woods at the age of five helped inspire his brilliant book, Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology. He shares, “I was playing with some friends and they went home. I went the other way and I was lost on my own...

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    Academic Writing & Emotigifs

    by  • May 2, 2014 • 0 Comments

    We’ve all seen them. Animated gif images, image macros, and memes on academic writing. You know the ones, like this: “When a friend asks how the dissertation is going”               Or, similarly, “When someone asks you how the diss is going”           There are...

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