Academented Christmas, day the third – literature

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

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Academented Christmas, day the second – paperwork

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

Academented Christmas, day the first – working companions

“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