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The Basics also explore the basics of working in the interdisciplinary field of Theology and the arts. It simultaneously provides sources from Literature and Religion, the Bible and Literature, and resources for exploring issues and themes of faith in literature, pop culture, and the arts.  Discussion forums may provide an opportunity to engage with fellow [...]

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H.R. Millar: Victorian Illustrator

by Anna Blanch on February 22, 2011

Harold Robert Millar (1869 – 1940) was a prolific Scottish graphic artist and illustrator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.* He is best known for his illustrations of children’s books and fantasy literature “His work…has a lively, imaginative charm and a distinctive sense of design.”**Born in Dumfries, in 1869, Millar first studied and [...]

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Serving Others as a Scholar

by Anna Blanch on November 18, 2010

What does it mean to serve others as a scholar?Is it an attitude of generosity? How do we view copyright in terms of other people appropriating our ideas/concepts/syllabi as their own? How do we deal with the idea of being “scooped,” or of sharing links to grants, conferences, or jobs that we want to apply [...]

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Perfect Preparation for Paris Playlist

by Anna Blanch on July 30, 2010

 After discovering some other playlists and taking your advice and comments on yesterday’s post- I put together my own little Parisian playlist to play while I’m getting organised for the grand Parisian adventure! Adventure? listen to me,how far I’ve come since yesterday! I’m going to try hard to make it as much of an adventure [...]

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Playlist for Paris

by Anna Blanch on July 28, 2010

I’ve been trying to muster up some excitement and expectation for this Paris trip. I want to be reminded that I’m about to get to do something most people would be really excited about. I need a boost of the realisation that I get to hang out in one of the world’s most fabled cities [...]

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The Basics: Using Archival and Research Libraries

by Anna Blanch on May 29, 2010

 I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Research Libraries and Archives over the last few years. I’ve done this not only because that’s where the research took me but also on enjoyable mysteries; fun rabbit holes. That may make me a little out of the ordinary. But it has also been a steep learning [...]

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Yes, I dropped off the face of Goannatree for almost a month. No, it wasn’t something I’d carefully planned and thought about, except for the first week of it…after that, let’s just begin by blaming the happy coincidence of Eyjafjallajökull’s Volcano (you see Eyjafjallajökull is the name of the glacier the volcano is under not the [...]

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St Deiniol’s Library: A Haven for Research

by Anna Blanch on May 17, 2010

After a week of research, reflection, and rest, my time at St Deiniol’s comes to an end this afternoon as I journey back to the east coast of Scotland and the wonders of the auld grey toon, St Andrews. __________________________________________________ St Deiniol’s Residential Library was founded in 1894 by William Ewart Gladstone in the little [...]

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The Basics: Literature and Theology Journals and Indexes

March 11, 2010

This is the first post in a new series titled The Basics.  The Basics is going to explore the basics of working in the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Theology. It will simultaneously provide sources from Literature and Religion, the Bible and Literature, and resources for exploring issues and themes of faith in literature, pop [...]

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10 things We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School

February 22, 2010

There are those lessons you learn from facing the fire and walking through it. Those things that you read and know will change the way you think about your life. This list is definitely an outpouring of the former, whether it will serve as the latter for you remains to be seen. So What Did [...]

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