Tag Archives: the north

Novelizations of Judaism in Northern Contexts

A Passover card I got in the mail prompted me to think about other fictional representations of Judaism in Northern Contexts. Here’s the card: Then, as I was reading The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon, I was reminded of Solomon Gursky Was … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 2.3

This is the second of three questions that I answered during my comprehensive exam in April. I had one week to write three answers (chosen from six questions). I am a bit reluctant to share them in their unpolished state, … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 1.5

This is the last of the questions I actually answered during my four-hour, no-notes nightmare exam in November. I wouldn’t say that I am particularly proud of these answers, and I am a bit reluctant to share them in their … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 1.3

This is one of the questions I actually answered during my four-hour, no-notes nightmare exam in November. I wouldn’t say that I am particularly proud of these answers, and I am a bit reluctant to share them in their unpolished … Continue reading

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“To have felt snow and ice forever, and nothing forever but ice and snow…” – Elizabeth Hay

For the core seminar in the PhD program in Canadian Studies, we composed brief discussion papers based on the course readings for the month.  This the first part of two from my December 2010 paper on environmental assessment, Indigenous Knowledge, Aboriginal … Continue reading

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I (heart) Librarians

I had an excellent visit with two very fine librarians today at the Carleton University Library.  Not only are librarians my heroes and some of my finest friends, they are also superheroes!  (That link was a bit forced and gratuitous, … Continue reading

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