Friday, May 25, 2012

Keep keeping calm

After the popularity of DON'T ASK about MY THESIS I thought I'd post the other posters I've made, that are on my office wall.

Keep calm and keep writing - The most important message:

Shut up and write - when keep calm and keep writing doesn't work anymore:

If you have "Don't ask about my thesis" on the wall, you may want this one next to it:

Here are "Keep calm and keep writing" and "Don't ask about my thesis" together here as one picture. I have this as my desktop wallpaper at the moment.

All these posters were made by me with Keep Calm app by Barter Book.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Calvin & Hobbes and the PhD

This was in Sunday's paper and kinda summarises the whole PhD thing. With both linguistics and LCT, you learn a bit then it infiltrates your thinking. You have the view and the vocabulary to identify and describe the problems behind that vague feeling of something being wrong. And then you have an obligation to do something about it.

Trying to talk about Legitimation Code Theory

Inspired by a conversation with a friend and her husband on the weekend when they asked about a book chapter I had been writing.