Dissertation Work at Elk Island: A Poem

Recently I have gotten back to writing poetry. I hadn’t written poems in a while (read, years) and I had forgotten how wonderful of a place a poem is to pour your soul out. Also, poetry can make even dissertation work sound great, so here goes.More

PhD: A day in the life

This blog was originally written for the “PhD Day in the life” series from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta. The original post published March 10, 2020 can be accessed here. This series portrays the daily lives of PhD students in the department. Half awake I grope around in the…More


I’m Malou. Currently a PhD student in Transnational and Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, I write about life as a graduate student, with all it’s ups and downs. This blog is for my love of research, books, and grad life and sharing this journey with you!

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