2015 flew by. For me, it was a year full of filling out paperwork and dealing with various administrations. I began the application process for PhD programs around August 2014, and that process lasted until around April 2015, when I decided to accept York University’s offer. The time between making that decision and arriving to… Continue reading
Annotation is a vital part of academic reading and research. It’s a practice that is discipline- and field-agnostic—all of us need to mark up our texts as a way of interacting with what is being communicated to us. With physical documents (books, articles, etc.), this is as easy as grabbing a pen, pencil, highlighter, and/or… Continue reading
2014 turned out to be a rather unusual year for me. Among other things, it was my first full calendar year in Montréal with my wife Amber and dog Linus, bookended, naturally, by deathly cold temperatures (–10C/19F as I write this post). With most of our focus on trying to settle into this new life… Continue reading
This is a nice coincidence: after posting the schedule for this year’s Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference, I discovered that the schedule for this year’s Concordia English Graduate Colloquium had been posted as well. I will be presenting at this colloquium on March 1, and this year’s topic is “Gods & Idols: (Ex)Changes of… Continue reading
Every year (for the past ten years), the English Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) at Université de Montréal hosts a conference open to any graduate students who would like to present on a given topic. This year’s official topic is “The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Spaces of (Post)Memory,” and the presentations will take place… Continue reading
The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics is having their annual conference this year on May 9-11 at University of Toronto and there is currently an open call for papers. For those interested, the deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, February 10.