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The Historical Requirements in the English Department: A Timeline and Discussion

4 April 2022

Hello all, and welcome to spring term! This week, we at the Miscellany would like to use our platform to bring attention to the ongoing conversations regarding the English major’s…

John Blanke

A Trivial Matter

19 October 2021

Let me set the scene for you: it’s a cold, clear Friday night, and under the twinkling lights of a newly-erected tent we find gathered twenty-six teams, several scorers, three…

he Vinyl Imps (from left: Connie Walker, Madeline Goldberg, Julia Johnston, Nina Kaushikkar, Mike Kowslewski, and Peter Balaam) beam next to their winnings; for the contents of the box, read on.

Welcome to Laird and Meet the Editors

2 October 2021

Welcome back to Laird, home of disgraced English majors and (one) elevator. We took a break in our regularly scheduled programing for a bit of construction, but now we, and…

Julia and Octavia work on the puzzle.

Theater at Carleton in the Time of COVID-19

18 October 2020

Happy Midterm Break! As many of you know, English and Theater are closely related. Need any evidence? Just look to William Shakespeare. This week at The Miscellany, we’ve been thinking…


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

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

NT Live: Frankenstein and the Modern Cumberbrunch

31 January 2019

This past Sunday was a treat for all lovers of theatrical productions, Gothic hauntings, schmeared bagels, and the dramatic chops of renowned actor Byzantine Candlestick. The English department organized a…

Li-Young Lee and David Whetstone: Readers Respond

26 January 2019

What did you think about the evening of poetry and music Li-Young Lee and David Whetstone put on last week? No ordinary reading, the two men collaborated to pair never-before-heard…

Two-Sentence Scary Story – Results!

31 October 2018

Happy Halloween everyone! The verdict is in, and the 2SSS contest has a clear winner in a truly creepy story by Lucy Horrell (’20)! We’ve reproduced it below, along with…

Poe & Crow Halloween images

Enter the Two-Sentence Scary Story Contest!

27 October 2018

In case you hadn’t heard, the English Department is running a Two-Sentence Scary Story (henceforth 2SSS) contest, and is still gladly accepting entries! The rules are simple: Write a scary…