October
23rd 2008
I’m really interested in your work…

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Prince...Diana Prince

Just go read GayProf’s musings on academic conference sex:  the pros and (mostly) cons.  I must be the most clueless person in the world, but I have never been aware of anything like this happening at a conference.  I mean no offense, but honestly, the only thing less appetizing than contemplating the boot-knocking that might be happening at an academic conference is knocking boots at an academic conference.  (Click here–you can always say you visited for the Wonder Woman photos.)

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6 Responses to “I’m really interested in your work…”

  1. The_Myth on 23 Oct 2008 at 9:47 pm #

    I’m more amused by how so many people are insinuating GayProf had a [bad] quickie at the conference.

  2. e.j. on 24 Oct 2008 at 6:48 am #

    I think it might also be a discipline thing. No offense to my fellow historians, but I don’t think we’d win too many academic beauty contests. I’m not sure that is the case, however, with the folks in say, American Studies or Sociology.

  3. Historiann on 24 Oct 2008 at 7:02 am #

    ej, in general I agree with you, but I must defend GayProf’s honor: he is a historian, and yet very nice-looking. And, American Studies isn’t nearly as glamorous as MLA. (Sociology? No THANK you!)

    And, The_Myth: yes, I was struck by that too, and a little surprised–but then, as I said above, I am always the last to know about these things, so maybe I am even more totally clueless and naive than ever!

  4. GayProf on 24 Oct 2008 at 9:03 am #

    At the risk of protesting too much — I did not have sex at ASA. Most of my time was spent with my Amazon Sisters.

    Geez, just because I devoted an entire blog post on the topic, including illustrations, people jump to conclusions.

  5. Susan on 24 Oct 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    Yes, I’m with you Historiann. I’m totally clueless. Some years ago I was at our specialty conference and we ran into friends chuckling because they had just seen some couple who’d long had a conference affair. And I was like, Huh?
    Oh, well. I though Gayprof was totally on target with his comments on the subject. And me, I’m just oblivious to that stuff.

  6. Historiann on 24 Oct 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    I’ve decided that oblivious is a good place to be. I’m probably relieved of worries that keep the more observant and/or more paranoid among us up nights. La la la la la!

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