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7 thoughts on “These “Fixed, Eternal” Commandments for Academic Job Seekers are 100% True.

  1. This elicited an hysterical lachweinen in me. Particularly since I decided to finally look at the “updated” MLA job list. You know, the February edition where “most” people landed their first job.

    What is it about doing a humanities PhD that causes us to engage in this kind of repetition compulsion?

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  2. It looks like Wolfram von Eschenbach covered this pretty well in Parzival: If you can’t guess what I’m thinking, you aren’t qualified to work here.

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      1. If you change the name of your blog to Nibelungenblog, you might hear a lot of: “kúndestu nóch geswîgen, daz wæré dir guot.”
        (I think that’s tone-shaming in MHG.)

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