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How Many Fireplaces is Too Many Fireplaces? A New Vision of Laird

4 May 2021

Happy sixth week! Over the weekend, the editors got together and decided it was time to do something a little more on the impish side. We’ve just gotten back from…


Introducing the New English Majors

26 April 2021

As our days get slowly sunnier in Northfield, we are excited to see faces new and old on our screens, in our classrooms in the Weitz, and someday soon, in…

street view in northfield

The Recurring Debate Over Skipping Shakespeare

19 April 2021

Happy Miscellany Monday! For this week’s post, we are talking about a frequent cause of controversy in English departments nationwide: whether or not Shakespeare courses should be a requirement to…

Shakespeare COVID sign

Chair Greg Hewett speaks on changes to the English Department

1 March 2021

Happy Miscellany Monday! This week, we chatted with English Department Chair and creative writing professor Greg Hewett to hear about both immediate and long-term changes happening in the English department…

Department meeting

Reflecting on Irish Studies in Ireland

26 October 2020

Over this snowy weekend, I sat down with Naomi Brim ’21 to talk about her experience in slightly more green Ireland over the summer of 2019. Naomi, a senior English…

church and graveyard

Comps Queries

12 October 2020

It is now almost mid-October at Carleton, and seniors are anxiously awaiting the decisions on our comps proposals. Some have had ideas forming since a class they took sophomore year,…

Back patio at Little Joy

Welcome back to fall term at the Miscellany!

21 September 2020

Hello again and welcome back, Second Laird community! Whether you are on campus reading Shakespeare right now, learning about narrative theory remotely, or reminiscing about your English major past, we…

bald spot

How can being an English major help us right now?

30 June 2020

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder (occurring just 40 miles from our campus), national protests for racial justice, and the continued devastation of COVID-19, we at The Second Laird…

Photo of The George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis

Laird Nostalgia

18 May 2020

In this COVID-19 era, Laird, our favorite campus building and second home, sits mostly empty. No students bustle through its hallways, wait patiently for their turn in office hours, or…

Sign in front of Laird Hall

Second Laird Community Collective Poem

13 May 2020

How do you put this term into words? This is a question the Miscellany grappled with this week. While we are stuck at home this spring, we have all had…

window- isolation