Life in Public Texts

Welcome back! I hope that your Reading Week has been both restful and productive, and that you had the chance to try a few of Alex’s suggestions on how to spend the break (I don’t know if I’ll ever recover from Drinking with Foucault).

To get us back into the swing of things, I thought I’d start off with something a little lighter than usual. Shamelessly inspired by Life in Publishing and its offshoots, I bring you Life in Public Texts (while also pursuing your Publishing Certificate).

 

When it’s your turn to write a post for the blog and you have no idea what to say:

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Finally finding a topic that you think will work:

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Reading through the Editorial Director for Penguin Classics’ Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit and getting to the part where she writes: “[If] you want to teach, go to grad school […] If you want to be in publishing, try and get out there:”

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When you finally work up the courage to ask an ex-editor for advice at a networking event over Reading Week and they reply: “Find another profession:”

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What you really feel like saying when someone asks you about this week’s readings:

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What you tell yourself after landing an interview for an internship with your favourite publisher:

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What you tell yourself after bombing said interview:

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Successfully namedropping Bourdieu and Baudrillard in a normal conversation:

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Finishing your first post back after Reading Week:

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One Response to “Life in Public Texts”

  1. digital communitas Reply March 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I think one of your GIFS was removed? Love the rest though!

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