It looks like I'm the old person in the forums thus far. I'm a post-doc, and already, ahem, old(er) for a student, since I had to put off college for many years at first. After a decade of academic struggles, I actually graduated from Cambridge last year. My PhD is in Literature, and I specialize in American turn-of-the-century women writers, genre fiction, Modernism, and gender studies. Currently, I'm applying for jobs along with four hundred other people in my field, sending out Fellowship apps, and submitting critical articles. I also write fiction in my spare time. After a couple moves, and being displaced from my academic community, I'm seeking inspiration and discussion in various other places. And since I've done a ton of academic mentoring, I can try to answer questions for those of you navigating the whole process.
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