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Everything posted by barshmie

  1. 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. 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. 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 congratulationsโ€” enjoy!
  4. Holy sh*t did you just get the call too? CONGRATS!!!
  5. 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. 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 ๐Ÿ™. Thanks!
  7. Ugh totally true! I did, though, ask them not to consider me for the MA, if I remember correctly.
  8. 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.
  9. Ugh i feel you. Imagine not having a single acceptance yet.
  10. Shhhh. You are disrupting my illusion of control.
  11. 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.).
  12. 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
  13. 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".
  14. 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. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
  15. Maybe we can ask @emprof what they think about school prestige in admissions decisions? (we are all so grateful to you)
  16. I'm fairly certain it will be this week, though I have no bets on which day. I think Penn had their final meeting on Friday, so they may be earlier in the week? Re: Yale. Apparently, they are reducing their number of acceptances this year because of the job market (down to 15 from 20 or so) and are shooting for a yield of 9. Brown cut its acceptances by 50% last year, and are shooting for the same, reduced number, this year. ๐Ÿ˜“ This is just to say it's harder this year than ever, folks!
  17. Yeah, that was Rutgers. I was similarly shocked and, even though I'm interested in "Ethnic" literatures, I could not bring myself to select that option. I think instead I selected "other" and wrote in Global South or something.
  18. OH MY GOD this completely negates how bummed I am about Columbia. So happy for you!!!!!!!! Woohoo!
  19. You don't give yourself enough credit. I'm sure you're an amazing candidate. I am so happy for you, I know you've had a good run this cycle. Thank you for responding, the limbo is worse than the pain of rejection.
  20. Friends-- was Columbia a form acceptance? I.e. all acceptances sent out at the same time? I'm becoming depressed. I had a POI there who literally proofed my writing sample and I have corresponded with occasionally since May. Not that I ever expect an acceptance-- but still, it hurts. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
  21. No worries. That is odd though-- do they try and find out where student's allegiances lie?
  22. Thank you for the info and congrats!! How does it rank among your choices? ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy for you.
  23. Hey everyone-- anyone willing to claim a CUNY acceptance an enlighten us as to whether it was from a POI or a standard accept email? Wondering if I'm out of the game yet or not, and see that last year CUNY notified over a couple of days via POIs. I'm hoping and praying, as I thought I had great fit...
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