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  • Gender
    Woman
  • Pronouns
    She/Her
  • Location
    International
  • Interests
    20th and 21st Century British Literature
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    English PhD

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  1. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    Tove Janssen’s stories are such a warm, idyllic comfort from the world. (But right now, i’m just playing Florence and the Machine’s Big God on repeat because I’m feeling a bit ghosted by Chicago.)
  2. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    im running on less than three hours of sleep today but this certainly jolted me awake.
  3. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    upvoting for the Joni Mitchell and Pink Floyd and Arcade Fire and Fiona Apple and Lorde and FATM and The National. it's 1.30am here and my brain isn't quite so lucid, so all i can say is, i love all your music tastes omg.
  4. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    slow disco's such a gem of a song -- it really is like st vincent says, if it's a good song, it should work however you play it. and it does!! i think pills is more of a grower. i really didn't like it initially, but the more you listen to it, the more it makes sense? and that saxophone part by kamasi washington at the end, alongside those terribly heartbreaking lyrics and annie's howl-like voice just make such a perfect combination.
  5. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    @lyonel_ @The Wordsworthian @Bopie5 I just set my youtube on autoplay earlier, and it led me back to this (the side D of all delighted people), so I thought i'd just share it here, just in case anyone, like myself, was ignorant about its existence until recently.
  6. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    ohhh do you have a favourite track off that album? and the original version of masseduction? (happy birthday, johnny always makes me tear up, but pills really grew on me, and that last part? so. good.) mine too!! except i can't listen to it too much because it's so melancholic and has, over the years, become the music i cry to. (same with the national, to be honest.) she has such a haunting voice, and like st vincent, is basically a genius on the guitar. i can't recommend her enough...
  7. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    Serial CMBYN & Phantom Thread OST replayer here too! Though I’d also add the soundtracks for Her, Pride and Prejudice, and The Hours onto my study playlist. I love Andy Shauf as well, so it seems I’ve got to check out everything else on your list, since your taste in music seems to overlap very much with mine. @Bopie5 @The Wordsworthian It’s so nice to know that there are other Sufjan fans on this forum as well!! Does anyone else have Illinois at hand, in preparation for the day that they’re rejected by Chicago? (I’m not optimistic about my chances, so my vinyl’s already at the ready for when I need to mourn the lost hours I’ve spent working on my Chicago application...) On a side note, since you’re both fans of Sharon Van Etten, do you listen to Anna Calvi or St Vincent too? Their music’s in a somewhat similar vein to Van Etten’s, I think. And of course, I have to ask, are there any fans of Kate Bush here?
  8. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    Congratulations!!!!
  9. flungoutofspace

    Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    not exactly a rejection, but this was amusing enough... Trump University Politics, Philosophy And Economics, PhD (F19) Accepted via Other on 15 Jan 2019 ♦ I 15 Jan 2019 report spam Turning down the offer because they didn't offer me a ladder to get across the wall.
  10. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    I should think so, since @mandelbulb's friend did call UChicago yesterday, and was told that they were still reviewing applications. (Besides, interview updates for Chicago usually come around 20th Jan, with the talk of doodle polls and other interviewees...) Got that too, but as everyone said, it's probably a universal email. Still, that January 17th deadline for us to update our language proficiency has me wondering if they've actually started going through our files yet, or if they're only going to start on the 17th. (Please, start sooner, so we can be freed from this misery earlier!) Congratulations both!! And best of luck to you, for your interview and funding situation respectively!
  11. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    That's true, especially with regards to the disjunction between the goals of the department and the institution itself. Based on what little I know about UPenn from a friend who's doing her history PhD there, your (@savay) experiences are not unlike hers, though she's also taken care to emphasise that the English department itself is exceptionally cohesive and collaborative. Likewise, my own undergraduate university is currently also embroiled in a conflict of such sorts, and it's getting quite ugly — media coverage and all. Not to mention, of course, that students are often the collateral damage of these tensions. (I count myself lucky that the English department here isn't far too enmeshed in the debacle, though that's partly because we've always been horribly underfunded, to begin with, so there's very little cuts that the university can make... 😂) I had considered applying there too, but for the same reason, felt it was best not to. The many pieces exposing the dysfunction of their complit department, which arose out of that whole disaster, pretty much put me off the thought of ever studying at nyu. (But then again, I'm not particularly keen on joining a department 'dominated' by Žižek either.) Thanks for your recommendation! I'll definitely check that out!!
  12. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    yikes. but quite frankly, is it ever possible for one to find a place that is completely devoid of departmental politics? i'm genuinely asking this because it is a concern of mine and some of my friends, especially given the whole avit*l r*nell fiasco that went down in nyu's complit department last year... (whatever it is, however, i'm hoping that my next few years will be relatively politics and drama-free.)
  13. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    of course... sometimes, reading the author's life into their work has me feeling like: (but then again, that results board update also has me feeling the same...)
  14. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    how is it that every time i'm not on this site, so much happens???? it's 2am here and now im frantically refreshing my email, even though chicago hardly ever sends out interview invitations till late jan! (i'm genuinely hoping that was a false alarm, though of course, i'm not counting on getting into chicago either). i'm just as envious to hear that he got to attend the lecture on book covers, since that is something that i'm similarly fascinated by. as someone who does judge books by their covers — but only as a credit to the many designers and editors whose hard work is so often ignored — i'm so intrigued by how such frequently overlooked visuals form in readers first impressions that subtly inform the way we read. ugh, the lack of financial support for international students at uk institutions is definitely a concern, but there are certain woolf scholars at oxbridge whom i'd (almost) die to work with, so i'm hoping that some luck on the funding front will come my way. to be honest, because i couldn't fit very much of the latter part of my idea into my assigned word limit (and because i'm wary of over-reading autobiographical elements into texts), there isn't as much of it as i'd like. but yes, let's swap work!
  15. flungoutofspace

    2019 Applicants

    The worst situation's when the departments aren't consistent in their interview requirements from year to year (I'm looking at you, Duke), so you can't even predict if you've been rejected.
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