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About carlamthomas

I'm an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University, and I earned my PhD from New York University and my BA and MA from Florida State University. It's good to be a Floridian again. My concentration is Early Middle English literature, language, and manuscript culture although this stretches from Old English influences to later Middle English iterations of developments in my period. I'm also an intersectional feminist, trying to inject such theory into some of my newer work as well as my activist work with the Medievalist of Color.

CFPs for ICMS 2019 at Kalamazoo

Like I mentioned in my last post, the Early Middle English Society has two accepted panels  for ICMS 2019 held at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Please read below for the CFPs and contact information for submitting abstracts to me. … Continue reading

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Assistant Professor, EMES President, and ICMS Boycott

So much has happened since I wrote “Reflections on ISAS 2017 and a Call to Action” last summer.

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A Farewell letter to Medieval Studies

Originally posted on "Of the Making of Books there is no end…" (Ecc 12:12):
I no longer think of myself as a medievalist. It’s not because I no longer feel like I belong in this field/discipline/concentration, but because I…

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Reflections on ISAS 2017 and a Call to Action

This post is long overdue, and therefore very long, but since the end of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Biennial Conference 2017 at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in early August, I’ve had a “babymoon” with John in Maui, … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Ambivalence & Pregnancy

When you have no job but are pregnant, you have all the feels. Continue reading

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Why I Started Using Social Media Professionally

When I was a third-year PhD candidate, I remember sitting in a (mostly useless) required professionalization workshop in my department, and while I didn’t get much out of the experience, I do remember one piece of information getting my attention: cultivate … Continue reading

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Wriggling Thoughts: Searchable Ormulum

This is going to be a very short post, but I thought I’d go ahead and begin pondering the usefulness of transcribing Holt into a searchable online document. Similar to the accessibility and the search-ability of my translations, we would … Continue reading

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