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Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby nietoperz » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:43 pm

So, this week I'm flying to the UK to attend the third annual Conference of the Graphic Novel at Mansfield College, Oxford. I'll be presenting a paper there: The Super-Heroine's Journey: Comics, Gender and the Monomyth, with a very real chance of being asked to expand it into a proper 25-page book chapter. It's my first academic conference, it's at Oxford, and I'm the first guy up on the opening day. There may be some nerves setting in, if only mildly.

So yeah - the Outhouse at Oxford. Top o' the world, Ma!
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby GLX » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:46 pm

That's pretty cool. Congrats.
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby Pizza Dog » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:03 pm

Wow! :shock:

That's something to be proud of.

Best of luck to you. Brave being the first guy up too. 8)
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:06 pm

That is very cool. :)

Good luck and enjoy your moment.
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby nietoperz » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:11 pm

Thanks guys! I'm actually going to be in the UK for ten days - the conference lasts for three days, and after that I'll be heading to London. I have a letter of recommendation to give to the British Library, and so should be able to use their facilities for research. I missed the big exhibition of comic art there, but have arranged a meeting with the curator to discuss it.

All in all, it's going to be a great and useful trip. I've never been away from Susanne and the kids for more than a day, though. That's going to be tough.
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby Pizza Dog » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:13 pm

Bring jumpers/coats... it's pretty cold and wet here (UK) at the mo. :| :|
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby muddyglass » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:14 pm

good luck at oxford, nieto. there's just nothing like doing academic work for a living! :D
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby nietoperz » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:16 pm

muddyglass wrote:good luck at oxford, nieto. there's just nothing like doing academic work for a living! :D


I know, right? Greatest job in the world.
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby Sarahroo » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:11 pm

Whoa! Just whoa!
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby Lord Simian » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:36 pm

Awesome! Congrats, dude! Enjoy! :drunk


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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:46 pm

Presenting?

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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby Spektre » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:47 pm

Awesome sauce. I remember the first pre-presentation jitters I had and I'll give you the same advice someone gave me.

You know your topic better than anyone else here or you wouldn't have been invited to present.
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
- A character IS his continuity.
- Continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer.

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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby Spektre » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:48 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:Presenting?

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And I was going to just keep that joke in my head...LOL.
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby nietoperz » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:52 am

Lord Simian wrote:Awesome! Congrats, dude! Enjoy! :drunk


(Guess that Florida conference never came through, though, huh? :()


It was awkwardly timed. I couldn't afford to go on my own dime, and it was some months before the year's travel stipends were announced. I do want to attend it one year, though...

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Re: Presenting a Paper at Oxford University This Wednesday

Postby achilles » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:55 am

Congrats! Somehow, the Outhouse and Oxford weren't words I ever connected before. 8)
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