Doctoral Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MLA Convention

A post I wrote for the MLA Connected Academics proseminar was selected to appear on the blog. This is the first of two posts scheduled to go up.

On the Wednesday night before this year’s MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, I realized that my husband was laughing at me. I was preparing for the next day: adding my schedule into the convention app, packing my bag, minding my business. When I asked him what was so funny, he gestured to the pile of materials on the couch.

“I’m sorry, are you excited to go to a conference?”

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