Monday, February 23, 2009

Someone call marketing

As I was finishing up my SAA seminar paper this weekend, I took a break to surf the internet. Seeing that Evey was on Gmail, I sent her a chat and we IMed for a few minutes until guilt got the better of me.
Me: Okay, dude--gotta get back to my paper.

Evey: Conference?

Me: Yeah. SAA
      (Shax Assoc)
      They do seminars--submit in advance.

Evey: Shakes Ass!
      Good times!
And you know, I'm no drama scholar--but if they'd advertised it that way, I'd have started attending years earlier.

14 comments:

Fifi Bluestocking said...

And you can indeed Shakes Ass at the Malone Society dance, no?

Flavia said...

Yes! But that, strangely, is less of a selling point.

Sisyphus said...

Jumping in here to say that I really like the seminar format with the circulating papers beforehand and whatnot --- way less stress since you are reading people's papers on the plane (well, you're not supposed to but) rather than freaking out and hyperventilating over the fact that you only have 2 pages and a 3 hour plane trip. Much calmer. Break out the mixed drinks and relax.

Fretful Porpentine said...

This will be my first SAA, but I have to admit that I'm finding it way more stressful than the normal conference setup (you mean all these people, some of whom are famous, will have a COPY of my paper? Like, forever? And I don't have the option of reading the lame bits really fast and throwing in some jokes to distract people?)

Thinking of it as Shakes Ass may help, however.

medieval woman said...

Okay, dudes - I'm totally jealous! All the cool kids from here are going to Shakes Ass as well...damn!

Ink said...

That's just hilarious!

Bardiac said...

We should do a blogger meetup!

Renaissance Girl said...

Oh, my! If it'd been advertised that way when I was a grad student, I'd have taken far more interest in Renaissance drama!

Wait a second...suddenly I'm having visions of the Shakespearean scholars I've known grooving and shimmying. I'd have stayed away. Far, far away.

Pamphilia said...

Ah, but one can Shake Ass at SAA in so many different ways.

Flavia said...

Bardiac:

Will you be there, too? Maybe we should! Ass-shaking not required.

Bardiac said...

Yes! Let's do it!

ps. The dance... well, it's a dance, and it's fun.

Anonymous said...

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St. Eph said...

I am so, so sad that the newest Eph has made attending this year impossible. Where were you all last year? Will you all be there next year?

(Granted, I did fall in with some very enjoyable Marlowe folks. If you run into them, they're worth going to dinner with.)

Flavia said...

St. Eph: can't speak for the others, but I wasn't there last year, being a) so ridonkulously far from a drama scholar, and b) in Italy!

But this is my second time there, and I expect to attend semi-regularly in the future.