Monday, January 29, 2007

V' la ma cartouche

we translate really neat stuff in our french class. this is an election cartoon from the 19th century (i think). that's a riot in the back and the guy at the front is pointing to his ballot paper and saying "this is my bullet".

and this is a surrealist tract from 1936. there's something satisfying, having spent ten minutes with a dictionary, to discover a sentence is about the need to distribute arms to the people.
we've also been working on a thing about dadaism and have just started on "tintin". i approve.

i went to some faculty hiring stuff today. interviews for a position go for a full day. here is today's schedule:

Monday, Jan. 29th
Asian North American literature and theory candidate,
- Research presentation, "Print Publics, Diasporic Dialogues: Asian North
American Textual Communities and Citizenships," 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 pm
- Lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- Meeting with grad students 2:00-2:30 p.m.
- Teaching presentation 2:30-3:30 p.m.

there is also a formal interview before the research presentation and a dinner with faculty after the teaching presentation, so that makes pretty much twelve hours of being polite, enthusiastic, engaged, etc. etc. they're always trying to get the grad students along to ask questions and be involved (and bribe us with food to do so - a wily plan).

2 comments:

BBB said...

Full on interview process.
Must be stressful for the applicant.

gtg said...

rather!