Why I Chose to Major in English

21 October 2019

One of the most urgent skills we develop during a liberal arts education is how to distribute our time among all the problems we are confronted by, both inside the…

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Where to Submit Your Creative Writing for Publication

11 October 2019

For young writers looking to start attempting to get published outside of campus publications — like many English majors and creative writers on campus, or recent alumni who completed creative…

where to submit creative writing

Introducing our New Editor!

7 October 2019

If you’ve had the chance to read our most recent post on Elizabeth Freeman’s talk, you’ve heard from our fabulous new editor, Kathleen Danielson. As is made clear from the…

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A Brief Summary: Elizabeth Freeman’s Talk “Committed to the End: On Care Work and Rereading”

27 September 2019

Last Friday, September 20, UC Davis English professor and associate dean Elizabeth Freeman delivered a moving talk on caretaking, rereading, and queer theory. After an introduction by Carleton Women and…

committed to the end

Introducing Corrine Collins, Scholar-in-Residence

20 September 2019

A warm hue of red and orange has begun to spread throughout the trees of Northfield, marking the arrival of fall term at Carleton College. Here on second Laird, the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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