One for you, one for me…
The PhD student receives books in the mail and it’s practically Christmas Day already. This one comes with a lingering, musty aroma of basement, and in a fetching orange, true to the book’s birth year in the late 1970s. … More Academented Christmas, day the third – literature
Here is the (currently) small-ish pile of paperwork that is not absolutely crucial to the PhD’s research, but nonetheless impacts their life. Some of this paperwork has been ready for a while, but the PhD somehow still feels awkward approaching the departmental director with this mundane task without some kind of intellectual side-discussion. That said, … More Academented Christmas, day the second – paperwork
“Ringing in” December in the office at this hour. The PhD student (henceforth mentioned as “the PhD” unless otherwise stated) insists that they do not need a large screen at home, meaning to motivate more hours in the office as large, easily “splittable” screens lend themselves better to translation work. Clearly, translation work is also … More Academented Christmas, day the first – working companions
A relatively low-brow (especially considering that academia can be considered snooty – or for want of a better word, “elitist” – in non-academic circles) look at the life of a second-going-on-final-very-soon (oh help me, powers that be) year PhD student. In particular, it is the run-up to Christmas (surprise) period of the PhD life that … More The Academented Christmas Calendar!