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barshmie

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About barshmie

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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    English PhD

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  1. barshmie

    2019 Acceptances

    First of all, congratulations!!!! Second of all, you are THE BEST for getting that tidbit out of him. I'm crossing my fingers and toes! Congrats again
  2. barshmie

    2019 Acceptances

    First of all, you are so nice and thank you so much for this. I hope you celebrated. Second, I don't know what to think but if I dont get a "yes" tomorrow it is pretty much game over for me and @Fedallah and I will cry together. It is what it is... I hope everyone had a good night.
  3. barshmie

    2019 Acceptances

    I have no idea what to think about this... did you have any previous contact with Penn? Did you meet a professor or anything in advance? Anyway, thank you so much for the information and congratulations— enjoy!
  4. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Holy sh*t did you just get the call too? CONGRATS!!!
  5. barshmie

    2019 Acceptances

    Wow! Congratulations! That is AMAZING! I have to ask-- did the DGS mention if he is calling everyone tonight or when you should expect an email with further details? Thanks and congrats!
  6. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Hi friends-- Does anyone want to claim that UPenn acceptance? I'm in a bit of a state, and am not sure if the phone call was from DGS, was an informal offer, from a POI, etc. and please take pity on my anxious heart and tell me if it's you 🙏. Thanks!
  7. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Ugh totally true! I did, though, ask them not to consider me for the MA, if I remember correctly.
  8. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Columbia: 💔
  9. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Hey guys, I just saw a rejection pop up for Columbia. Did everyone else (who did not get accepted) get a rejection? I don't have anything in my email or portal yet.
  10. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Ugh i feel you. Imagine not having a single acceptance yet.
  11. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Shhhh. You are disrupting my illusion of control.
  12. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    I think Yale tends to notify one-by-one via phone so it may not be over yet, people! Edit: @optimistic_nihilist did you just post your friend's acceptance or was that someone else? It actually says e-mail but "unofficial" so not sure how to interpret (if it was a professor or admissions etc.).
  13. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    What a great point. I do wonder if this movement, though, which you have yourself described as "subversive" in its efforts to de-center white hegemony (a crucial goal), has its limits as a field of study due to the model in which it was conceived. Anyway, this is an open-ended issue and I want to sit back and continue hearing what others have to say about this. Thank you @swarthmawr
  14. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Thank you, @3131, for saying this with eloquence and precision. I'll also add briefly that the term "ethnic" is broadly used as a way of imagining a dichotomy of white hegemony in Literary Studies and "ethnic" marginalia (but if you ask a Mexican writer, they will describe their work as "Mexican" literature, not "ethnic" literature). "Ethnic" therefore implies a directionality ("ethnic" literatures coming into and evaluated by a historically white Literary Studies) that moves towards the hegemonic core. This model diminishes the fullness and autonomy of deemed "ethnic" literatures. A similar problem existed for the term "Third-World" Literatures. I think of the much-discussed problems with Jameson's "Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism".
  15. barshmie

    2019 Applicants

    Oh man for me the anxiety has only gotten worse. I had a dream last night that I was accepted to Penn and when I arrived on campus they handed me a mop and bucket and I was asked to clean the bathrooms... I then had the realization that they had accepted me to be... the janitor. 😭
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