In my previous post, I was telling you about how complicated it was to obtain funding for a conference in Belgium and how I nearly lost my mind (side note: if you ask my significant other, he will probably tell you that I did. Twice). "Take a deep breath," I thought, before taking the floor … Continue reading After the conference | Part II — Bliss
A wonderful (and substantial) part of a scholar's life is spent in conferences. As Itir Toksöz argues in a blog post on the Guardian Higher Education Network, "Striking a balance between too few and too many conferences is difficult. Some argue that if you travel to conferences too often, you run the risk of missing … Continue reading After the conference | Part I — Surviving madness
"On devrait écrire un livre sur moi, ça, oui !" — Alice Le Département d'anglais et le Service du Doyen de la Faculté de Traduction et d'Interprétation de l'Université de Mons (Belgique) ont le plaisir de vous inviter à soumettre vos propositions de contributions dans le cadre de leur première conférence conjointe sur Alice's Adventures … Continue reading SWYM-MWYS | Conférence sur Alice
My rule of thumb has always been, "in case of doubt, turn to the classics." I see it as the main perk of being a bookworm. While there are many drags, like the insane amount of money you spend on books, the room they take and the constant fear of your house catching fire when … Continue reading On the benefits of doing (other) stuff
There was me and my monkey And with his dungarees and roller blades smoking filter tips Reclining in the passenger seat of my super-charged jet black Chevrolet — Me and My Monkey, Robbie Williams (2002) Here I am, taking the floor and getting ready to speak. I know my paper by heart. I have written … Continue reading Me and my impostor syndrome
Imposter syndrome: Why do so many women feel like frauds? by Claire Cohen in The Telegraph.
I have been toying with the idea of writing about notebooks for quite a long time, so here we are. My project was to write a 500-something-word about the topic, but then I realised that I wanted to talk about notebooks in a professional context as well as journals and diaries. I will consequently start … Continue reading On notebooks
This post on Academic assholes and the circle of niceness on The Thesis Whisperer blog is worth reading (as most posts on the Thesis Whisperer anyway).