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    barshmie got a reaction from sad_diamond in 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  
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    barshmie got a reaction from swarthmawr in 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.
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    barshmie got a reaction from fortschritt22 in 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!
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    barshmie got a reaction from Anonymouse124 in 2019 Applicants   
    Holy sh*t did you just get the call too? CONGRATS!!!
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    barshmie reacted to Anonymouse124 in 2019 Applicants   
    YEAH! Were you the other acceptance???? CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    A call! 
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Thank you guys so much!!! I wasn't expecting this AT ALL.
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    barshmie reacted to Anonymouse124 in 2019 Applicants   
    GUYS, I'M IN AT UPENN?!?!?!?!??!?!!
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    barshmie got a reaction from Fedallah in 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!
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    barshmie reacted to dilby in 2019 Applicants   
    Peep this thread friend: 
     
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    barshmie reacted to kendalldinniene in 2019 Applicants   
    Sorry but “Columbia was my safety school” 😳😳😳😳 Some people are really out to get that anonymous internet hate today.
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    barshmie reacted to purrfectpals in 2019 Applicants   
    Yeah, that's the case for me too. There's so many things I have to do, but I can only do them after I hear back from all the schools I've applied to. 
    But oh gosh, what a cutie!! Please tell her ai love her.
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    barshmie reacted to Matthew3957 in 2019 Applicants   
    Just got a call from a Utah number.... I didn't apply anywhere there (are there even schools there? 😉 ) And yet here I am freaking out over the fact that the call cut out before they said why they called... 
    Let's get these last few schools in please so I can move on.
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    barshmie got a reaction from swarthmawr in 2019 Applicants   
    Columbia:
     💔
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    barshmie got a reaction from kvlt.nihilist in 2019 Applicants   
    Ugh i feel you. Imagine not having a single acceptance yet. 
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    barshmie reacted to beardedlady in 2019 Applicants   
    Just dropping in to share this, in case anyone could use a pick-me-up via humorous, eccentric, and historical feline portraiture. Eulalie Osgood Grover, writer of children's books and the original cat memer (c. 1911): 

    (enjoy further perusal: https://archive.org/details/kittenscatsbooko00grov)
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    barshmie got a reaction from Scarlet A+ in 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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    barshmie got a reaction from Anonymouse124 in 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".
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    barshmie got a reaction from j.alicea in 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  
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    barshmie got a reaction from cyborg213 in 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".
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    barshmie got a reaction from swarthmawr in 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  
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    barshmie got a reaction from aporeticpoetic in 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".
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    barshmie got a reaction from tacocat211 in 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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    barshmie reacted to swarthmawr in 2019 Applicants   
    I agree with you and @3131 in that the term insinuates that there is such thing as a monolithic “non-White” other, but I also want to push back (as a POC and student of “ethnic” literature, so no devil’s advocate here) to ask if there is relevance, any longer, to the origins and intentions of (capital E) Ethnic Studies as a field. 
    From what I understand, the field was created as an attempt to subvert White political hegemony. It was a pan-ethnic movement built throughout the civil rights and post-soul eras to “revive” lost histories and identifications, and promote interdisciplinary thought. and certainly there are many problems with pan-Africanist and other similar traditions, but I think the history of this field is important. I need to research more, but I wonder if some of the departments that use this term do so because they housed thinkers who helped coin it. Which may no longer be relevant because of the work they did to carve out a space for non-white subjectivity in academia. 
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    barshmie reacted to 3131 in 2019 Applicants   
    This is an excellent point and I completely agree.
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    barshmie got a reaction from 3131 in 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".
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    barshmie got a reaction from dreid in 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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