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Learning Deutsch.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of more than one language will always want another one. Which is to say that this semester I am taking German. The choice was not wholly prompted by love … Continue reading

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Some France for your Friday

Today our office is hosting an open house for other TAs and grad students, which is basically an excuse for us to have a crêpe bar instead of office hours or tutoring. Obviously, this is awesome, and totally the biggest … Continue reading

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Mastery.

Oh hey, this happened a couple months ago.  And I have henceforth been signing things as “Hannah, Master Of French And All Some Of Its Books, Specifically The Depressing Angsty Ones.” But I could only share it with you today … Continue reading

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But then summer comes.

My feelings about academia and grad school fluctuate constantly. When I look at our bank account and I think how awesome it would be if I was getting a real working person paycheck, I am less than thrilled with my … Continue reading

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Celebrating, New York Style.

Defending my thesis last week was slightly anticlimactic because I dove straight into a weekend busy with a graduate conference, finally doing laundry, and clearing out my three different inboxes AT LAST (and oh that last part feels good!). But … Continue reading

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In which everybody dies and there are prostitutes.

This afternoon at 1 I take my MA comprehensive exams, which means there has been a lot of studying lately. I have been reviewing all the books I’ve read over the past two years and tracing connections across genres and … Continue reading

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This too, takes Almighty grace.

Anyone else need to hear these words today? I read them couple weeks ago in My Utmost for His Highest and I haven’t stopped mulling them over. They are along the same lines of what I shared about drudgery a couple … Continue reading

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Four more years!

So guess who’s starting a PhD in the fall? That lady right there, the one with the Heidi-esque hair and the  squinty eyes. If you had asked me anytime in my first semester of my MA about doing a PhD, … Continue reading

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I teach French.

I will never cure cancer. I will never be the first female president. I will not argue essential court cases or invent a new car. I won’t make enough money to have multiple houses or get involved in inside trader … Continue reading

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We weren’t made to starve in fig trees.

Remember how I’m a commitaphobe? Well this semester has been especially painful for my indecisive self because this is the last semester of my MA which means… picking a thesis topic. Even though I selected the extra class/ shorter thesis … Continue reading

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