Saturday, January 10th, 2015...12:50 am

Blogging #MLA15: Day Two

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My strategy at cocktail parties is to find one location (usually near the bar or buffet) and wait ’til the world comes around over the course of an evening.

So today I staffed the booth of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, which displays samples of our member editors’ journals. I’d reserved a location in the center of the exhibit hall on a corner, where the world of MLA came around over the course of the day. I spoke with new editors, established scholars, advanced doctoral students, and new scholars on the job market or in their first full-time faculty positions.

Hopes, fears, anxieties, aspirations, disappointments, resentments, peeves, delusions, compromises, satisfactions. Ah, the humanity of the humanities!

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