December 02, 2003

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Uh no, that's not it. It's "To PhD or not to PhD," and it's the subject of this entry by Mike Van Winkle at The Chicago Report. I think I've pretty much exhausted this theme: my answer can be found under "Academic Job 'Market' Entries" on my sidebar.

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at December 2, 2003 10:52 PM

Given that I took the plunge, suffered through all those years of grad school, and am now fighting hard for one of the few remaining academic positions - while considering other options, of course - does anyone have an idea how to "sex up" a book about a Marxist history museum?

Posted by: just_a_dumb_PhD at December 2, 2003 11:34 PM

Can you say more? -- without fear of revealing your identity, which I take it you don't want to do? It sounds like it already has some sex appeal. I believe there is currently a trend (or at least a mini-trend) toward public history, which includes the history of public history (uses of public space, politics of commemoration, creation of "public memory" [what's included, what's excluded] and so on). Does your work intersect with any of these themes?

Posted by: Invisible Adjunct at December 3, 2003 11:51 AM