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  1. The only other program to my knowledge (3rd year PhD student chiming in here for old times sake) that does interviews is Chicago (as of the 2019 cycle). [sorry I'm out of practice-- replying to @forgottenworks]
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Holy sh*t did you just get the call too? CONGRATS!!!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. Ugh totally true! I did, though, ask them not to consider me for the MA, if I remember correctly.
  9. 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. Ugh i feel you. Imagine not having a single acceptance yet.
  11. Shhhh. You are disrupting my illusion of control.
  12. 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. 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. 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".
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