Due to overwhelming demand (i.e. one public blog comment and a few private ones), I thought I'd write a quick summary of what it actually means that I got a continuation to my job as Doctoral Student at University of Jyväskylä. So, this post of "Doctoral Student" is a salaried position that allows me to … Continue reading A New Year as a Doctoral Student at University of Jyväskylä
"Quantity has a quality all its own." -Napoleon Bonaparte It's already been two years and a day since I started this blog! So, the blog's 732 days old (Yeah I may be a humanities scholar and not that great at math but I do know that 2016 had 366 days, ha!). In 2016, I blogged … Continue reading 2017 Year in Blogging Review and Looking Ahead
All the blogging guides that I read before starting this blog said that you should update your blog as often as possible, preferably daily. Still, I feel embarrassed to be posting for the third straight day, as I usually only post a few times per month. But, I guess the good news I have qualifies … Continue reading Good News! Got a Job! Read All About It!
The summary of the successful ecophobia webinar with Dr. Simon Estok this past spring is finally available on the EASLCE website here. The summary was mostly written by my colleague with whom I coordinated the webinar. I took the liberty of also posting the summary here, so here you go: Summary On May 22nd 2017 … Continue reading Ecophobia Revisited
Well, it's my lunch break on the Friday of my first week as a Doctoral Student at the University of Jyväskylä and I thought I'd write a little update. I'm actually working from home today for a change because I have the place to myself. Anyway, I talked at length in the previous post about … Continue reading First Days at University of Jyväskylä
"The last days and times are surely here." - Wu-Tang Clan, Impossible So, today's the last day for me as a student at the University of Vaasa. Starting tomorrow, I'll be a Doctoral Student at the University of Jyväskylä. Those are the simple facts but in reality, things are a bit more complicated so let's … Continue reading Last Day at University of Vaasa…Well kind of
Believe in Ecocriticism, and ye shall be established; believe its prophets, and ye shall prosper! The first day of spring yesterday was a fun one. I was invited* to give a lecture on ecocriticism to a class of high schoolers at the international IB high school here in Vaasa. The idea was that since the students are right now getting ready … Continue reading Preachin’ the Ecocriticism Gospel to the Young’uns