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:
Finally finding a topic that you think will work:
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:”
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:”
What you really feel like saying when someone asks you about this week’s readings:
What you tell yourself after landing an interview for an internship with your favourite publisher:
What you tell yourself after bombing said interview:
Successfully namedropping Bourdieu and Baudrillard in a normal conversation:
Finishing your first post back after Reading Week: