Monthly Archives: June 2016

MLA Conference, December 2000: The Interviews & the Outcome

My first trip through the academic job market was a story with a happy ending, as long as I don’t think past the actual signing of my first tenure-track contract.  Even a slightly wider view destroys the whole fairy tale… … Continue reading

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MLA Conference, December 2000: The Pre-Conference Prep

Before the Internet changed the academic job market, applying for jobs, interviewing for jobs, and getting/not getting jobs was a radically different experience.  I considered writing about it and didn’t–not in a formal way.  I did however, write a long … Continue reading

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