Italy or bust

The Shakespeare in England course features a built-in free weekend for us to travel to any location we wish. The catch? We do have to cover any expenses, however, when you are so close to so many interesting European countries it is difficult to say no. Armed with funds from the Parents’ Fund Spring Term…

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Winter Series 2013

The English department’s 2013 Winter Colloquium Series has come to an end. We heard the fictional tales of Merlin, my very own research based findings on the women in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and a great collection of poems and songs. From attending all three of the lectures (or giving one) I have…

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Comps Dinner

Some departments take you out to dinner,¬†others give you candy. Mine? They make you dinner AND entertain you. I have looked forward to the 2013 Comps Dinner since I came to Hanover and heard about it. I heard seniors come into classes the day afterward, joking with professors, sharing stories and just bantering back and…

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Viking, vikings everywhere

Currently, I am taking an English course titled “Viking Myths and Legends,” and it is fantastic. I may be a little biased in saying that I think it’s a great course because one of my favorite professors teaches it and it’s a medieval (my fav!) related course. However, let me just continue raving for a…

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Finally!

My Independent Study has been done for months now. I completed my final draft and turned it in the beginning of December, but today it came back into my life.The English Department, being the kind souls they are, don’t require those of us that write an IS to give a presentation. But they do invite…

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And exhale, for about a second

It’s Tuesday night of the English department’s comps week ,and I can think about nothing other than, “I’m done! I’m done! Yayyyyy!” Unfortunately, this is a double-edged sword. I may be done with comps but I am not done with the ridiculous amount of reading I have due for class in the morning, nor have…

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Adding to my Hanover family

I have obviously written about all the amazing friends that I have made at Hanover and how I refer to them as my Hanover family. I have also written gobs and gobs about the English Department and how amazing I think they are. But until today, I never really thought of my fellow English majors…

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Cramming for comps

As it stands currently my comprehensive exams are in two weeks and two days. Uh… YIKES! How did this extremely important period of my life sneak up on me so suddenly? Just yesterday (or so it feels) the English department called in all the seniors to give us our reading lists for the exams and…

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Underloading for a semester? Yes!

I have always been one of those crazy dedicated to the cause college students. I have never underloaded and have actually overloaded my schedule several times. All of this needed to be done so that I could both meet my graduation requirements and take all the classes that tickled my fancy. So yes, I have…

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Independent Study = complete

The week of the semester that I thought would be the end of me is finally here. Dead Week had arrived on Hanover’s campus and is almost complete. However, the week has not been nearly as bad as I expected. Once I completed and turned in my Independent Study paper that I spent the semester…

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