A Call from Beyond

30 September 2022

Impishness was in the air this week on 2nd Laird! Yours truly sat down with Prof. Mike Kowalewski to talk about the first Carleton Miscellany. We then had the privilege…

PPP 2022

The (Un)usual Suspects

21 September 2022

Citizens and friends of the House of Laird! (Lairdites?) On this night, the eve of September 21st, one day ere the fall equinox, a most heinous crime has befallen us.…

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Softball Catch-Up: Return of the Seniors

3 June 2022

 Dateline:  Bell Field (May 31, 2022) There was great anticipation today as the English Department gathered for its first in-person picnic/barbecue and softball game in three years.  The 2020 picnic…

both teams together

Now Check This: Book Recs for Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month

19 May 2022

Hello, happy spring, and welcome back to the Miscellany! It’s May, which means it’s Jewish Heritage Month AND Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. That’s right, it’s a double whammy,…

Book List Recs

A Lovely May for Comps

14 May 2022

A Minnesota May is a glorious thing. It brings the beginning of spring, offering a reprieve from the -33 degree temperatures that are certainly inhospitable to human life. Nature is…

Weitz Center for Creativity

Happy Jewish Heritage Month: Helene Wecker is Delightful, and her Novel is Too

10 May 2022

As part of Jewish Heritage Month, we meet up with Helene Wecker – New York Times bestselling author, Trekkie, and Carleton alum – in Zoom-wonderland to discuss her novels, assurance…

Golem and the Jinni

Welcome to Our New Majors

27 April 2022

In continuing our time-honored tradition here on Second Laird, we’d love to take a moment to welcome and recognize a few of our newly-declared English majors! In addition to our…

New Majors 2022

There’s Rue for You: A Guide to Victorian Flower Language

19 April 2022

Happy Spring, Miscellany readers! Yes, we know that it was just snowing outside, but Minnesotan weather aside, we’re welcoming the new season with delusional optimism! In hopes that the Northfield…


Visions of California OCS: A Program Unlike Any Other

11 April 2022

Welcome, dear readers! Up this week in Miscellany news, Mike Kowalewski is getting ready to host his last-ever Visions of California Program (Winter 2023) and you should apply! The program…

California Cliffs

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