Comments on: Paris in Wonderland History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:56:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: Indyanna Wed, 09 Apr 2008 19:08:22 +0000 Historiann,

I got my third tutorial today at the shop in our ‘burgh. Second proposed method. Will keep on top of this project. Meanwhile, the Hillary blitz is up and running up here in PA, even if with but a measly million dollars on hand. Five cool spots: one by Mayor Nutter, one by Ed Rendell (as warm as marmalade on a muffin on a snowy winter morning), some childhood-in-the-’50s stuff, a Spanish spot, and one other. And kids on campus are handing out signs! The two minute drill, decompressed into two weeks! Will report as developments warrant.

By: Historiann Wed, 09 Apr 2008 18:02:12 +0000 Ortho–thanks for sending along the other link! Very cool–too bad you missed M. Chat, though. And Indyanna–I’m still waiting for your Barbie flowerbox pix! Get one of your students to e-mail it to me…

By: Historiann Wed, 09 Apr 2008 18:00:34 +0000 GayProf–I feel like that’s all I’ve written about lately! Maybe it’s stayed more in my mind than on the blog, because my experiences in the first job definitely inform my recent posts on tenure and bullying in academia. I talk about it a bit more explicitly in this post:

and in the comments thread to this post:

and was instrumental in motivating my post on Nancy Hewitt’s recent paper at the AHA:

I considered writing about it in more detail, but I thought that it would be more interesting to more of you if I focused on airing these issues more generally and providing a forum for discussing bullying and the abuses of tenure. (Also, I thought it would give the impression that I’m a little obsessed about a job I had for only 4 years nearly 7 years ago now, which even if it’s true, I don’t necessarily want to give that impression! But, perhaps it’s inevitable that your first job, your first majory entree into the profession, makes a profound impression on you personally and psychologically. And, if it’s a bad experience, it will probably stay with you a lot longer.)

I get the impression you’re a survivor of a bad job, too. Anyone who has ever had a bad job, or is currently in one, should run (not walk) to the library and read the essay by Jennifer L. Pierce in the book mentioned in this post:

I had some correspondance with Pierce last summer, and she asked if I’d be willing to write about my experiences one day. If she ever asks me to, I’ll put out a CFP for stories about bad academic jobs, as I think that just about everyone who reads this blog has some tales to tell.

By: GayProf Wed, 09 Apr 2008 17:34:42 +0000 Have you written about the misery of the first job in detail? I mean, I could search the archives, but that is a little too close to effort on my part.

By: Indyanna Wed, 09 Apr 2008 17:09:10 +0000 As cool as Barbie blogging, and very colorful on a gray day here in the East. Paris are a great place, Spring Break or no spring break! Keep the great pics coming.

By: ortho Wed, 09 Apr 2008 16:19:04 +0000 Hi Historiann! I love your post and photos! M. Chat est adorable!

I visited France for the first time last May. You might find some of my photos of French graffiti of interest:

Sadly, I did not see M. Chat.