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May 13 2014

Introduction to “Redneckaissance: Honey Boo Boo, Tumblr, and the Stereotype of Poor White Trash”

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As you may have noticed I have been somewhat absent from these parts of late, because I have been working on my dissertation proposal for my study of Honey Boo Boo and Tumblr.  I have finally finished the proposal and will defend it next week, at which point I will hopefully be cleared to write …

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May 08 2013

The life of the PhD student: Comprehensive Exams

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Tomorrow, I begin the journey of Comps.  There are 4 questions, over 4 days, and I have 4 hours to answer each of them.  It’s sort of the marathon of test-taking. Last week I turned in a 7000 word historical research paper about the rural purge.  Maybe I’ll adapt that into some sort of much …

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Sep 03 2011

Going Back to School & Dragon*Con: I’m Speaking Monday at 1PM

And you can watch!  Here. I’ve had a craaaaazy couple of weeks here. The bizarre tale. I’ve been thinking about going back to school for a while – I browsed through different PhDs online for film or creative writing and I looked at law school, but the first two seemed impractical and as I didn’t …

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