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?


  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.


Hello. I "value" your comment. (No, really, I do!) Please don't be a dick, though.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s