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Monday, December 12, 2005
Learning About the MLA Process
Since a few of the bloggers I read (e.g.,
ABDmom, La Lecturess) and some of my non-social scientist friends are talking about the MLA interview process, I decided to learn more about it. I found this website and I have just been cracking up for the past half hour while I wait for ST to wake up. http://9interviews.com/ Is the MLA conference always the day after Christmas? Yuck!
Posted with care by Prof. Me @ 12/12/2005 03:55:00 PM
5 Words of Wisdom:
Heh, heh. You figued out what the Major League Conference stands for. Of course, I didn't really try to disguise it, either. It's been an open secret on my blog. :)
I've seen that website, and it's hysterical! My favorite is the woman who sings show tunes! And yes, MLA is *always* held the week between Christmas and New Year's. The timing stinks.
ABD, I was considering removing your name from this post in an effort to preserve more of your anonymity, but then I figured that it was becoming increasingly obvious that this was the conference you were talking about...! (The timing, the stress, the fact that it's huge, etc.) I hope you don't mind!
I like the guy on the website whose dissertation is about trying to find the humor in miserable situations: "... and I wanted to know if there was anything funny about child abuse. As it turns out, there isn't..."
Prof Me, it's FINE. I knew months ago that there was no way I could discuss going to the conference without people figuring out what conference it was: the timing alone is a dead giveaway. So, I chose a deliberately obvious pseudonym (Major League Conference) as a bit of a joke. I knew a lot of people would get the joke immediately because of their fields, while others would figure it out later, as the timing became obvious. :) It is NO BIG DEAL.
At least it's a big enough conference that my specialty is still concealed. :)
Ooh, I've heard about those videos, but not seen them--I look forward to watching them on my faster office computer (...with the door closed) tomorrow. Thanks for the link.
The first MLA I attended, after I checked into my hotel and headed for the elevators I fell in behind a couple in their late 50s: both very tall, very thin, dressed all in black, wearing glasses and matching berets. You can't make this shit up.
LOL. Thanks for that, La Lecturess. That mental image will have me laughing all throughout the conference!