Welcome to CCCU! I am Michael Goodrum, a lecturer in American History, and I still remember clearly what it was like to start university. The questions, the concerns, but most of all the excitement. As a result, I thought you might appreciate some words from someone who only three years ago was in your position.
The graduation of our students is one of the highlights of the academic year. As historian interested in material culture I enjoy the act of dressing up in a fantasy gown (the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa abolished academic gowns for my alma mater, the University of Vienna,
It’s been a busy summer for me and my fellow colleagues in English Literature. Collectively, we’ve dealt with tight deadlines for manuscript submissions, invitations to talk at international conferences, climbing booksellers’ charts (really!), lots of reading and writing, and – we’re not going to lie – a bit of R&R too. In strict alphabetical order, I have collated here what some of us have done this summer.