Monday, February 19, 2007

oh noes!

A horrible fate has befallen me! My abstract has been accepted by the Grasmere conference! Now I’m going to have to write a paper. And go to England, and present the paper … in front of a bunch of people who actually know what I’m talking about. Casting my eye over the list of keynote speakers, I’m dismayed to find names that tend to appear in my bibliographies when I write research papers. These people literally wrote the book(s) on Romanticism. Or, in the case of Nicholas Roe, edited the books. This is not good.

8 comments:

Heidi said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come and visit me!!!! Please? OK, well, probably you really won't be able to, since you'll probably be too far away... but at least I'll know an old friend was in the same country for a little while.

Octavia said...

Well, if you were hoping to preserve an air of mystery, I think you just blew it. :) Now everybody knows where you are.

Anna B said...

Ha ha ha! It's really quite funny that you get to present in front of the top people in the field. The good thing is that you know you can do it, as you've been taking classes from top people in the field, and they are both on your committee. Huzzah!!! What are the dates of the conference? And I miss you because I feel like I never ever get to see you. Lame.

Nicole said...

wow, i didn't realize that you hadn't actually written the paper yet. ha, joke's on you. just kidding--i wish you the best of luck and i know that you'll do a smashing job.

by the way, did you ever submit your drama paper to anything? i totally forgot that i wrote that thing, but it was pretty dang good if i do say so myself. maybe i'll send it off somewhere...

Heidi said...

Who said I was trying to preserve an air of mystery? No one who reads your blog even knows who I am or what I'm doing. LOL

Octavia said...

@ Nicole: No, I never submitted the drama paper to anything. I think I wrote something about how math/science stuff is portrayed in drama (Copenhagen and Arcadia) but it was such an oddball kind of topic that I couldn't imagine where to submit it. Yours was probably better. :)

Octavia said...

@ anna b: Yes, Blackwood and Descartes are fabulous, but unfortunately they're not the ones writing my paper.

Conference is 30 July thru 8 August.

And we would see each other, if we could ever get the thesis group together. Not that I'm working on my thesis, but it's fun to hear what everyone else is doing.

Sara D. N. said...

Now, "Blackwood" makes sense, but why "Descartes" when there are so many other options... but hey, whenever I read those names in your blog, I have to laugh a little... good times in both classes.