All higher knowledge in her presence falls/Degraded.
Just for old times' sake, I went for a romp...and discovered that there were no positions for which I could apply. Zero. That takes care of that.
Huh. It's not actually a terrible list, at least on the British side (if we're talking about assistant professor positions). From just a cursory look, by far the strongest field appears to be Restoration/18th C. That strikes me as unusual, but hopefully good news for some of my peeps in that field.
These things make me vacillate between two unpleasant reactions: Smug and Terrified. Hence my continued refusal to register official MLA membership.
Yeah, I looked. Nothing out there for me,--but I have a very limited geographical range of possibility, what with the Things. I was surprised that there are as many jobs posted as there are, actually. And 18c folks should be pleased, or at least less discouraged. (On the other hand, there are TWO poetry positions in the western US. Yikes.)
Here's wishing you a restful sleep untroubled by grass-is-greener dreams!Now cross your fingers for me and post some silly cat pics!
What struck me was just how many of the positions in the early modern period were from institutions that, for a variety of reasons, ran unsuccessful searches last year (Lehigh, Carnegie Mellon, Wake Forest, Loyola Marymount, Xavier). That's more than half of a very short list. It's still early days yet, so we'll see.18th and 19th c. folks: looks like it could be your year!
Thanks alot. I was very happily having my morning java and getting caught up on blogs...and now I have to go check the Chronicle (not in an MLA field)job list. grumph.
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