May
      25

      Fragments of the Past: piecing together the Carmen de Bello Actiaco

      With my first few weeks of full-time summer research, I have been very busy gathering sources (from scholarly websites to an out-of-print commentary available only from an obscure German bookseller). I brought a small library with me from Williamsburg to Lexington, where I will be continuing my research in the coming weeks. Now that my most…
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      May
      23

      From Being to Thing: Commodification and Treatment of Pets in the United States

      Every year in the United States, 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters (where 2.7 million are killed), with an additional 150,000 horses sent to slaughter annually. (ASPCA) Many of these abandoned animals and a multitude of unseen others are severely abused. Between 68 and 93 percent of American pet owners consider their pets to…
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      May
      23

      Insights and Ideas from Summer Reading: Autobiography and More

      Since the end of the spring 2017 semester, time has flown by! Over these first two weeks of summer, I have delved into my research project by reading books, poems, and scholarship both by and about my subject: William Carlos Williams. Some of these works include Williams’s own autobiography and many of his poetry volumes,…
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      May
      22

      My first-week experience: the library

                     One week into my research, I wanted to give a recap of my experience in Argentina so far, mostly regarding the library, since that’s where I have focused most of my research efforts this week. The library system here, and reportedly in most other countries as well, is very different than my experience with…
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      May
      22

      My first-week experience: the library

                     One week into my research, I wanted to give a recap of my experience in Argentina so far, mostly regarding the library, since that’s where I have focused most of my research efforts this week. The library system here, and reportedly in most other countries as well, is very different than my experience with…
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