Reading the Poet’s Cards

6 April 2020 Contributor Blog

Tarot cards on table.Yeats and Tarot.

Written by guest blogger Julian Breandán Dean.

If you have ever visited the Yeats exhibit at the National Library of Ireland, you doubtlessly noticed the glass case containing Tarot cards, ritual notebooks, and a portrait of MacGregor Mathers dressed in his magic regalia.

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How to Study Institutions Protecting Constitutional Democracy: An Introduction

30 March 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Mark Tushnet.

My recent article Institutions Protecting Constitutional Democracy: Some Conceptual and Methodological Preliminaries, 70 University of Toronto Law Journal 95 (2020), is a first installment of a larger project that I sketch in this blog post.

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The Woman in Liturgy of the Church: Peter Chrysologus

25 March 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Kenneth J. Howell.

In this most recent issue of the Toronto Journal of Theology I have published an article on the 5th century bishop of Ravenna, Peter Chrysologus, who preached four sermons on the story of the woman with a twelve-year hemorrhage in Mark 5: 21-43. This pericope has always fascinated me from literary, theological, and spiritual standpoints.

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Healthy self-care may be healthy, but is it good?

16 March 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Talia Welsh.

Many years ago now, the health care insurance that covers the state of Tennessee (USA) employees developed the lowest cost program to include wellness monitoring. I chose this program for the cost and found myself in a room in our university student center being weighed and variety of other tests (blood pressure, blood sugar, heart pressure) along with other faculty and staff.

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Three ways to get over (academic) writer’s block

4 March 2020 Contributor Blog

White cat sitting on table with paws on laptop keyboard.

Written by guest blogger Michelle G. Ong.

No one’s ever said that writing a journal article is easy. If anything, the number of blog posts, university-run workshops, and published books on the topic is a testament to how challenging it is for academics who are nonetheless expected to do it a lot over the course of their careers.

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Geospatial 3D Printing—An Experiment at the Intersection of Exploratory Research and Community Outreach

10 February 2020 Contributor Blog

Photo of Claus Rinner and Claire Oswald

Written by guest bloggers Claus Rinner and Claire Oswald.

From the beginning of our experiment with 3D printing of terrain models and cityscapes, we struggled with positioning this work between applied research, technology exploration, and knowledge transfer.

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A link between academic labor precariousness and engaged research

3 February 2020 Contributor Blog

Young People protested massively in Spain in 2011, demonstrating a great level of self-organization and collective innovation.

Written by guest blogger Beltrán Roca.

For many years, one of the defining features of the academic field was its relative autonomy from political, economic and religious fields. One of the premises of this autonomy was that scholars should not experience the penuries and determinants of great part of the working-class.

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When a rock star whose picture you had on your wall as a teenager becomes your topic of academic study as an adult

20 January 2020 Contributor Blog

Photo of Sting playing guitar.

Written by guest blogger Evyatar Marienberg.

I grew up in a religious community, went to religious schools, and have been associated with a religious group for more or less the first three decades of my existence. Sting, legally known as Gordon Matthew Sumner, had a similar experience, even if his association with a religious group was slightly shorter. He was born two decades before I was. He was born in the UK. I was born in Israel.

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Where did my passion for pediatric oncology research come from?

13 January 2020 Contributor Blog

Photo of Paula Ospina.

Written by guest blogger Paula A. Ospina.

Everything started in 2014 during my undergraduate studies, when I began my clinical placement in pediatrics at the National Cancer Institute. The excitement of being able to work clinically with children, the challenge of exploiting my creativity to get and keep their attention, and the anxiety of undertaking a very challenging placement turned out to be a mix of emotions.

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Beyond the Research: Looking Back at our Top Ten Most Read Posts of 2019

6 January 2020 Articles

On the UTP Journals blog, our authors go beyond the research in their published articles. The diverse content has authors expanding on their work, detailing their writing or research process, and placing their work within the current social context. This past year was a standout year for the blog, so we thought we would kick off 2020 by taking a look back at our top ten most read posts from 2019.

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