Now that I’ve presented at my first conference, one of my major academic goals is to have a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal. Although a chapter of my thesis was published in my undergraduate research journal, the peer-reviewed journal is a landmark I have yet to achieve.
A year ago, I wrote a paper on the intersection of performance and performativity that really stretched me as a writer and a thinker. It was multigenre, interdisciplinary, and (I thought) pretty darn interesting and original. I was psyched when my prof suggested I try to have it published. She identified a promising CFP and I duly submitted my materials. Yet here the paper still idly sits on my hard drive.
So, fellow scholars, I put it to you: how do we get published??
Ye olde publication. Courtesy of Creative Commons
I already mentioned in a previous post that I think it’s important to show up to class looking put together and professional. Today, here’s a visual guide to some school-friendly ensembles.
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This week I thought I’d open the conversation up to YOU on an open thread! Basically the idea is that I give you a topic, and we have a discussion about it in the comments section.
This week’s open thread: grad school and money. Dun dun DUN! Continue reading
My fellow blogger (and program friend and colleague) Anne’s post earlier this week on Galentine’s Day got me thinking about friendship. Specifically, grad school friendship.
Do I, though? Courtesy of unseendreamxrs on tumblr
That’s right, I’ll say it – CONFERENCES.
I’ll probably be talking a fair bit about conferences this semester, since I just attended, and presented at, my first one last month (read a little bit more about the learning curve I experienced here). Attending and presenting at conferences is an important part of scholarly life. Unfortunately the genre of the conference paper was one with which I was, up until about two months ago, entirely unfamiliar. For those of you who are similarly uncertain about what a conference paper should look like, I wanted to walk you through my process of applying to and composing for my first conference.
Well, to put it bluntly, most of the time I don’t. I am a professional over-committer and if you ask me to do something, anything, I will probably agree to it. In the immortal words of Rogers and Hammerstein, “I cain’t say no.”
I LOVE the beginning of a new semester. New courses, new professors, a chance to start fresh. I’m also SOMEWHAT of an organization freak. So today I thought I’d share my gift (curse?) with you and show you my process of getting ready for a new semester. It’s not too late for you!