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Beowulf: Maria Dahvana Headley Translation

Over the past year I finally read Maria Dahvana Headley’s The Mere Wife, a retelling of the Beowulf story, which is fantastic and I will write about later. More recently, her translation of Beowulf was released and I believe it may be the most compelling translation to come out since Seamus Heaney’s version was published… Continue Reading →

About Time (2013)

Lately I have been struggling, just as I am sure many have living in the time of COVID, with anger, frustration, and wondering about past life choices now that a world-wide pandemic has separated me from family and friends, and caused job markets to wither and die just as I am finishing my PhD and… Continue Reading →

Introductions

Hi! I’m Natalie, a librarian and college writing instructor currently finishing my Ph.D. in English Literature. I decided to start blogging because, after years of writing in an academic bubble, I have found I really enjoy public writing about popular culture, society, reading, writing and sharing ideas with others in more open spaces. So I… Continue Reading →

About Me

Hi, I’m Natalie. I am a librarian and college writing instructor finishing up her PhD in English Literature. My research often brings together older texts and popular culture, thinking about them with modern political/social movements. But I enjoy books and popular media of all sorts and look forward to sharing them here on my blog!

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