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  1. also (just FYI) Case doesn't have a modernist, and SAIC doesn't have a phd program.
  2. a) I think it's expected that you'll apply elsewhere. It's better for your career not to stay at one school and have input on your work from different faculties. I wouldn't worry about being at Temple forever if you go there (unless you later decide you want to be.) b ) That's not bad advice, but I think ranking matters less for you in this situation. What are the placement rates like for PhDs, if that's what you're planning on? If Temple blows Syracuse out of the water, then maybe that's worth going into debt for. c) I'm guessing both are about equally strong in your area, but does one cit
  3. This is a great thread with some excellent reading suggestions, but I'm getting exhausted just reading it. brazilianbuddy, there is no magic list of books that MUST be read. but if you're feeling like there are gaps in your knowledge, I'd do the following: 1. do a google search for methods syllabi from reputable universities. 2. read what grabs you. Of the books mentioned here, I think Sontag, Barthes, and Benjamin (in translation is fine, really) are the most essential. If you've never read Freud's Uncanny and at least some Foucault, cover that too. Am I right that you're interested in W
  4. Is that what happened to your computer!?
  5. I saw that post and hoped it was you! Congrats!
  6. Don't list the certificate. List the position and take the time to detail the responsibilities you had and the skills you developed/utilized.
  7. I'd be lying if I said I haven't grumbled at tourists getting in my way at museums, sometimes, brazilianbuddy, but I have to say I disagree with you completely. One of my favorite fun facts about the Met is that, in the early 20th century, you could not visit wearing overalls. This sounds funny but was actually a strictly class-based policy. I think we've come a long way, though we still have a long way to go. Your vision of museums is completely counter to my own, which is first and foremost about access. As for your concept of museums as a place of worship, it made me think of this p
  8. Edit: You know what. Forget it. I just want to move on. Hal, if you want to DM me, feel free to do so. If you didn't read the original post already, and you want to, I saved it. Otherwise, who's got a gif of that trust fall scene from Mean Girls?
  9. @brazilianbuddy: would love to hear your report on what's good in Paris right now! I want to make a weekend trip sometime this spring, but that means so much to do, so little time...
  10. OK, I know the forums have a bit of a learning curve, and I'm sorry for being harsh. I guess we're all a bit on edge while we wait for results. If you read through the earlier pages in this thread you'll notice we actually don't talk a whole lot about the nitty-gritty of our interests. It's really just about our applications. Mostly for anonymity's sake, partly because I think we all have other outlets for that. All of us posting now have submitted our apps (maybe with a couple exceptions?) and we've done our legwork and devoted ourselves to this for quite some time. You can assume we
  11. Look, Hal (may I call you Hal?), I think I'll just be blunt here because a. this is the internet and b. we have no chance of being in the same cohort. I want to think the best of people here on GradCafe, because I like this place and I've met some super people here. So I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you don't realize the tone that your posts convey. You keep getting downvotes, though, so maybe you have a clue. Here it is: you're coming across like a condescending asshole and lecturing us like we're two year olds about things we already know. Please refrain. Also, I re
  12. I also saw Degas in Paris-- it was fantastic, for sure! I'm looking forward to seeing that Manet show soon, as well as Schwitters in Britain at Tate. There's some fantastic stuff at MoMA right now. I really enjoyed Inventing Abstraction. Tokyo was great, too. Wish I could have seen it alongside the Gutai show at Guggenheim.
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