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Monday, November 23, 2009

West of Bathurst 606

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Monday, November 23, 2009
Panel 1: Barbara is at her Ph.D. thesis defence. The members of her committee are ranged before her, off panel.

Panelist 1: You need more postcolonial theory in Chapter Two.

Barbara: Why?

Panel 2:

Panelist 1: Are you serious? Milton's Satan clearly represents the "Other."

Barbara: I was trying to avoid jargon.

Panel 3:

Panelist 1:

Panel 4:

You know...the type that makes your three books and seventeen articles completely incomprehensible.

Panelist 1: What--

Panelist 2: Uh, next question?

Alt-Text: My external kept asking why I hadn't used this theorist or that theorist in my thesis. I was more polite than Barbara, but damn, it was frustrating. MAYBE I DON'T LIKE BLOODY POSTCOLONIAL THEORY, OKAY? Geez.

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