Sunday, December 24, 2006
Merry MLA to all
Off to Philly on Wednesday for the Big Meeting. Very little blogging before and after.
Unlike many, I actually enjoy this convention. Even when my time is dedicated mostly to interviewing job candidates.
UPDATE 12/27 7.30 PM
After two hours on what was apparently the world's most crowded train, I'm here in Philadelphia. Because GW is hiring for two positions this year, I'm staying in Interview Central: the Embassy Suites, where each of the 25 floors has 12 suites mostly inhabited by departments interviewing job candidates. Do the math: that makes this hotel the center of the MLA job market vortex. The elevators are filled with a mixture of aging academics in their festive convention attire and young scholars nervously heading towards their interrogations.