Long Day, Long Week

Expect light blogging for the next few days–the MLA job list came out today, which should make things a little busier than usual for me. My initial observations are that it’s going to be a very tight market (not surprising given current state budgets), so I’m feeling a little stressed. I can’t complain too much because I do have guaranteed employment for one more year, but I’d certainly enjoy having a tenure-track gig.

I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of jogging this week, and that has helped a little. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy running, and I really can forget about the rest of the world for a few minutes at least.

This weekend, I’ll concentrate on grading my students’ papers (a useful distraction from the market) and then the job search begins in earnest. Good luck to all other job seekers out there.

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