Salty olives and sweet wine

This semester, my first on the other side of the table when it comes to graduate students, I've found myself returning to comfortable old favorites in the Early Modern [Chinese] Fiction course I've been assigned to teach. Lacking any restrictions other than the loose ones posed by the title of the course, I've elected to…Read more Salty olives and sweet wine

Dinosaurs and Dissertation Writing

One of my favorite things and one of my least favorite things. Don't get me wrong, I still love my topic. Perhaps the biggest issue holding me back when it comes to finishing writing about it is that I love it too much to let go of, however briefly that may be before I have…Read more Dinosaurs and Dissertation Writing