In A Time Of Ancient Gods

 

inatimeofancientgods...

Clearly, I am working in the wrong field.

(there may be no gayer place than theatre, but there definitely isn’t a place more lesbian than hardcore humanities)

There’s Prospective Student Information Day today and the halls are crawling with high schoolers, who are, in my case, getting a free education on the sighting of lesbian professors. Why, yes – we’re here, we’re queer, and if you’re enrolling, you’ll have to deal with being taught by a dyke.

I love my job.

(and I am so very grateful that I have this job, after many years of struggle, even if it is ony for a precious few years and does not pay much more than the rent and the occasional theatre ticket)

23 thoughts on “In A Time Of Ancient Gods

      1. interesting, while searching for it i ran into more research articles on Xena, Warrior Princess (she has a short name too in the literature XWP)! just download the article (the one you posted), should be an interesting reading for me 🙂

        Like

        1. Now I’ve got it saved away for later reading, too. It’s not my field, but… XWP was the fandom shorthand, too. I always knew that there is research *about* Xena, but Xena as a pattern in other disciplines? Either way, that’s glorious.
          I wasn’t even looking for anything fandom relateed, I had to look up something on Monique Wittig and then that showed up. Oh, and this (which… yes, well, that is certainly one way to pay tribute to a fellow scholar. It would not be out of place on AO3, either.):
          body wittig GAY

          Like

    1. Oh yes, we would come up with something.

      “De-Toxing Masculinity: Approaches to Queering Patriarchal Structures in early Mozart seria.”

      “Breaking The Cycle: Narratives of Survival Abuse and Da-Capo structure in ‘Mitridate’ (1770)”

      “Between ‘regina’ and ‘beltà tiranna’: Contextualizing gendered affection within a class-oriented environment”

      “A Triumph in Tresses: On the relation of Wig Absence and Staging Success, taking into account Height Difference and Greek Soprano Syndrome”

      “Lapels in motion: a qualitative analysis of collared structures in relation to triple-button gravity models.”

      Liked by 1 person

      1. #1 & #2
        these two are a bit out of my league, you and Agathe will fight for 1st & 2nd authors..

        “Between ‘regina’ and ‘beltà tiranna’: Contextualizing gendered affection within a class-oriented environment”
        ❤ (does gut feeling contribute research material?)

        “A Triumph in Tresses: On the relation of Wig Absence and Staging Success, taking into account Height Difference and Greek Soprano Syndrome”
        uhm.. *help* (count me in, i can contribute significantly! with lots of "extra" materials)

        #5 “Lapels in motion: a qualitative analysis of collared structures in relation to triple-button gravity models.”
        due to side effect this could take years to finish..
        [ (y) (y) (y) ❤ ❤ ❤ ]

        Liked by 1 person

        1. It might take years, true, but that’s the work of a dedicated researcher, isn’t it? 😀

          Extra materials will be necessary, and a precise calculation to develop a model of ideal height difference, plus taking into account factor (h) (=hands) in relation to motion (m) and contact (c).
          “gut feeling” does definitely count. Just frame it as “methodologically informed by reception-oriented aesthetics”.

          Liked by 1 person

      2. since I promised to correct that oversight, we should add the following proposal:

        “Configuring “destin”: an impact-oriented study on the correlation of applied tactility and sonic emission in regards to affect-related receptors”

        Liked by 1 person

  1. Brilliant, I’m all for „Lapels in motion…“. With regard to study design/ statistics I suggest a repeated measurements ANOVA with the within-subject factor „type of clothing“ (THE shirt vs. La monnaie’s shirt, if there is one vs. Hmm you are the experts on that, choose buttoned clothing no3) and the outcome variable „evaluation of attractiveness“ as rated on a visual analogue scale by independent raters. Analysis must be controlled for the confounding factors factor (h) (=hands) in relation to motion (m) and contact (c), as suggested, as well as „stage partner“ (p) and the covariate „raters clinical severity of Greek Soprano syndrome“. (And we need a bigger sample size, three raters will not be sufficient to prove the primary hypothesis of THE SHIRT having a statistical significant impact on attractiveness-scores with sufficient power). And I claim co-authorship for this contribution!

    Like

      1. We would actually make a nice interdisciplinary methodology sample, between nat. sciences, life sciences, and humanities. I don’t get all the big words, either, but I like how they sound 😉

        >

        Liked by 1 person

          1. Well, the required sample size statistically would depend on “effect size” (impact of the shirt), so maybe the sample size doesn’t have to be that large…

            Like

          2. Good point, in theory, raters could be “blinded” (doing the rating without knowing what the “condition” is) but that’s obviously imposssible in this case….so we need to recruit more raters!

            Like

  2. Seriously, I also really think more interdisciplinary research is needed, there could be so much profiting from each other, (but I’m not sure if this particular proposal has much chance of funding…)

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s