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My Year in (Pleasure) Reading

Last year, I made the commitment to read more for pleasure — to read more widely and without maybe a critical agenda. This was a lofty goal. I gave birth to my first child in January and two weeks later

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Posted in Books, Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, General literature, Life of the Mind, Lifewriting

Framing a Professional, Medical Identity in Fighting for Life

I’m starting a new research project, one that I hope will lead to a published paper on Fighting for Life, a 1939 autobiography by physician and vanguard public health official Sara Josephine Baker. My first step in this process is presenting my work at

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Posted in Blogging My Research, Creative Non-Fiction, Lifewriting, Medical Humanities
Dr. Amy Rubens
I'm an "ambulant scholar," and I move among several worlds. As a professor of English, I research and write for audiences within and outside of academia. As a teacher of writing, literature, and culture, I facilitate learning. As a blogger, I critique, question, and reflect. Learn more about this blog and the work I do as a professor and workplace writing consultant.

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