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A reading for grad students

This is my final post for the year, and my last chance to make good on an offhand pitch I made to a friend and fellow grad student near the start of this blogging cycle—a collective reading for grad students

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What might academic writing learn from text messages?

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Writing has, understandably, received its share of attention on this blog. Among the current roster of writers, Isabel shares her experience with finding those 15 minutes a day to write the dissertation (not to work on, but to write). On

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To These Friends, Thank You

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I love reading the Acknowledgements in academic books. In many cases and in many ways, these two, three-page summaries of debts and gratitude owed, at once pushed to dramatic excess by the emotional intensity of lengthy research projects (“My gratitude

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Queer Screens, Queer Scenes

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A short conversation with Pierre-Luc Landry, chairperson of the Reelout board of directors, and a professor in the Department of French, Literature, and Culture at RMC: G H Y: I want to begin by covering some bases (and apologize for

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Doing Food, Together

Amy Wong's talk, titled Coming together, making space, at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.

It was a rainy Saturday evening, the last of the month, and I was feeling the wear of what had seemed an especially drawn-out October. Still, I made my way to Modern Fuel for a performative talk by artist Amy

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To all the books I’ve loved before

I was partway through Alexander Chee’s new book when, certain of my fondness for it, I started sharing it with friends. One in particular reciprocated with an enthusiasm that both mirrored and, catching as it was, fuelled my own. We

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