Monday, May 14, 2007

So, I got myself a blog to celebrate making it through grad school, 'cos all the cool untenured female academics seem to have one these days, and I wanted to comment on other people's blogs without seeming creepy. I'm not really sure what's going to go in it, but I thought I'd introduce myself as best I can. (I'm trying to keep this sort of anonymous, although I've failed miserably at every attempt I've ever made to remain anonymous on the Internet before, so I don't know if it will last.)

I'm female. I study Renaissance drama. I've just finished a Ph.D. in English at a school that will henceforth be known as the University of Basketball. Starting in August, I'm going to be a visiting assistant professor at a small liberal arts college that hasn't got a nickname yet. I like playing bridge and Trivial Pursuit, but I'm lousy at chess. I am waiting impatiently for the release of the seventh Harry Potter book and the fifth installment in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. I've been to some interesting places over the years, including Alaska, New Zealand, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and I want to go to Istanbul before I get too much older. I might blog about some or all of these things, or possibly about other things. Anyway, feel free to read and comment.

4 comments:

The Constructivist said...

Welcome to Blogoramaville. Please do not observe posted limits while doing the Blogging While Academic thing.

The Constructivist said...

Hmm, that was just a joke, but judging by this post from Dr. Crazy, apparently people are trying to police the byways and back alleys on which some Blog While Academic.

Dance said...

Followed from Quod She--a late comment--but I also started a blog mainly to be able to comment on other people's. But I don't put enough energy into it--it's sorta becoming the diary I wouldn't otherwise write.

Another untenured female academic....good luck with the move, start, etc.

Fretful Porpentine said...

Hi, The Constructivist and Dance -- nice to meet both of you!