Summer Reading List

25 June 2019

With comps finished, grades turned in, and seniors graduated, it is officially time to welcome the summer. For most of us, the summer is when we catch up on pleasure…

Laird Hall on a perfect summer day

No Stopping the World!

7 June 2019

DATELINE: Bell Field (June 4, 2019) “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow! / You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout / Till you have drenched our steeples, . . .…

spring 2019 picnic

Senior Spotlight: English Majors Teaching on the Fulbright

5 June 2019

As another spring meanders to a close, all of us on Second Laird are excited for everyone’s plans for the off-season, in particular our graduating seniors about to pen new…

four fulbright friends

Fall Term Class Spotlight: The Miscellany

30 May 2019

Many are not aware that between the years 1960 and 1980, Carleton was the publisher of a nationally renowned literary magazine, to which this blog owes its name. This coming…

back issues of the miscellany

Creative Spotlight: “Transplant” by Mica Bahn

27 May 2019

This week, we are excited to share a short story by Mica Bahn (’20).  Mica hails from Manhattan and is an English major interested in creative writing. The author that…

Mica Bahn ’20

Creative Spotlight: “One Form” by David Rubin

16 May 2019

This week, we’re thrilled to publish a poem by David Rubin ’21. David is a sophomore English major who hails from Ann Arbor, MI. His favorite writer is a tossup…

David Rubin

Alumni Profile: Amanda Zoch ’10 Wins J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize

15 May 2019

The Miscellany is happy to share exciting news: alum Amanda Zoch ’10, who recently completed her Ph.D. in English, has won the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize at this year’s Shakespeare…

Amanda Zoch

The 2019 English Comps Symposium Preview

10 May 2019

Comps is (are?) a strange experience—your room accumulates a landscape of readings, your weeks start to pass in page counts, you wrestle wayward drafts late into the night, wondering at…

Laird Hall at night

Dispatches from London Programs Past

6 May 2019

Attention all globetrotters, theatergoers, and bibliophiles: the 2020 edition of the annual London Program is still accepting applications! Professor Constance Walker is leading the program next Winter, and students joining…

Event Preview: Convocation by Bao Phi, “A Vietnamese Exploration of Race, Class, and Colonization Through Poetry”

1 May 2019

Performance poet, author, and activist Bao Phi delivers a convocation presentation on May 3.