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By the Book | ‘House of Mirth’ and Moving On

By the Book | ‘House of Mirth’ and Moving On

By Megan Williams, Digital Manager April 8, 2021
Digital Manager Megan Williams reflects on what Edith Wharton’s “House of Mirth” means to her as a sexual assault survivor and writer in this final edition of By the Book.
By the Book | ‘The Odyssey’ and Navigating Gender

By the Book | ‘The Odyssey’ and Navigating Gender

By Megan Williams, Digital Manager November 1, 2020
Prior to my Reading Poetry class this semester, I did not think of Greek heroes as particularly complex.
By the Book: “The Glass Eye” and writing about mental illness

By the Book: “The Glass Eye” and writing about mental illness

By Megan Williams, Staff Writer February 13, 2020
I prefer “crazy” to “mentally ill.” The latter sounds so clinical, and I never feel clinical when I am in the trenches of my post-traumatic stress.
By the Book: Ross Gay’s “Book of Delights” and the ordinary joys of college life

By the Book: Ross Gay’s “Book of Delights” and the ordinary joys of college life

By Megan Williams, Staff Writer January 31, 2020
One day in late August this past semester, I considered skipping my Readings in Contemporary Nonfiction class.
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