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Now @ @chelseastieber presenting the afternoon session here at #MLA19 #AHA19 #Haiti #HHaiti w/ @wwJJDdo, Michael Reyes & Shanna Jean-Baptiste
@wwJJDdo starts w/ "Reading the Black Spartacus: Literature as Politics in the Haitian Revolution" takes us back to the mid-18th Century & Spartacus, tragédie by M. Saurin staged regularly in the 1790s #Haiti #HHaiti #AHA19 #MLA19
Voltaire's assessment of Spartacus's war, as an enslaved Roman, was seen as "la guerre la plus juste" –– lending the Spartacus in Abbé Raynal's Histoire des deux Indes a character apt for the West Indian anti-slavery cause #Haiti #HHaiti #MLA19 #AHA19
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Listen up, job candidates at #aha19 and #mla19: I have been thinking about a tweet in which someone said some version of: "I don't know anyone who has ever had a good experience at an @AHAhistorians interview." I have interviewed, and been interviewed, and here is what I know.
I always get charged up for interviews. I am hugely competitive, and so I always see them as an opportunity, not a hurdle. And one crucial thought is: you will fail at most interviews, but you have a *chance* to succeed at every one.
I am not sure a conference job interview is ever a comfortable space, because each interview is a challenge. By definition, a challenge *is* uncomfortable, because you are doing something you cannot prepare well enough for. This is often harder for a good student, like you.
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job market thread of love and support for my #mla19 peeps, but also for any #scholar in the running for jobs 💜:
1. prioritize sleep and self-care between now & interview time
2. even though its awkward, practice a few different ways of telling the story of your diss out loud 1/
3. figure out if the best way for you to talk about your diss is through an origin story (i first found my way to this topic through x y z which drew me to m n o and the archive showed me a b c!), an explicit intervention into a debate (i want to add x to the argument over y) 2/
3. (cont.) a provocation in the materials/objects of inquiry 4. a problem presented by mismatch between objects of inquiry and critical debates 5. combo platter 3/
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