Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Holiday Reading

Merry Christmas to those of you celebrating it!

As usual, my family was generous, and I got lovely and useful things. Several of those things were books, and I'm both thrilled and overwhelmed. Here's the list:

Warrior Women and Popular Balladry, Dianne Dugaw
Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Gerald Graff
Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities Ph.D.s, Kathry Hume
Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment, Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson
The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England's Legends, Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson.

Anybody else gotten new books lately?