The good, the bad, and the… foggy? Adapting the Medieval with George Shuffelton

24 February 2023

I have to be honest: I’ve had medieval movies on the mind, lately. When your comps topic is Robin Hood, there’s just so many opportunities for doing ~supplementary research~ in…

KC meets the Bayeux Tapestry

Looking for Love (and Spotting the Trope)

17 February 2023

This week, dear readers, passed us by a special holiday—perhaps the most sacred of all. Valentine’s Day. Sigh. As a complete sucker for all things love and romance and hubba…

anne + gwyneth

Happy Valentine’s From the Miscellany

10 February 2023

Dearest Readers,  I’ve been mourning a FORM recently. As many bemoan the death of poetry (I would come up with others, but come on we are all just thinking about…

valentine's day quiz

What is the shape of our fears? Discussing Climate Fiction with Sarah Dimick

3 February 2023

As you might have gathered from our last post, the journey of an English major can lead down some exciting — and diverse — paths. This week, we had the…

Climate Fiction

English; or, What You Can, In Fact, “Do With That”

27 January 2023

Ah, January in Northfield. The skies are gray. It is cold as all get-out. And the freshmen, bless their hearts, still have the untouched joy of new life. Meanwhile, the…

annoying English conversation

Short Stories for a Snowy Day

20 January 2023

Every time a new term starts, it seems like time goes by faster and faster. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a week since we were snacking on…

hemingway but it's me compsing

Workday: A Tale Told in Letters

13 January 2023

Your editors have finally arrived back in Northfield, despite the best attempts of the weather to keep us away — and upon arrival, we noticed a few things have changed…

Happy 10th Week from the Miscellany!

18 November 2022

It’s tenth week, dear readers, and we at the Miscellany are diligently working away on finals as the snow falls gently in the cold November air. Or, well, that’s what…


Instagramming for Peace: Influencing the English Department with Peter Balaam

11 November 2022

Unless you’ve been living in the Anderson Basement Rat Labs, haven’t had a drop of content that isn’t from an inverted hamster-bottle in weeks, and you’re a little mouse, chances…

imp stonks

iHerb Code: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery

4 November 2022

We at the Miscellany love comments. In fact, we might go so far as to say we need them. We snatch them up whenever they are offered like mangy pigeons…

iHerb brand