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sufi

lala
i got another degree from UEL too actually, just in case - that's a nice uni too and in yr neighbourhood :)
 

luka

Well-known member
proudly unacademic and anti-authoritarian. now it turns out you were a swot in school! i feel betrayed
 

sufi

lala
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proudly unacademic and anti-authoritarian. now it turns out you were a swot in school! i feel betrayed
nah, i spent a lot of time skiving about as a student and converted all that edumacation into the not that impressive career path that you see before you
 

luka

Well-known member
yeah i think so. i am going to, if i get round to it, apply for archeology and creative writing and see what response i get
 

sufi

lala
this is bad
it was brilliant. spent all the student funding* on travelling, then spent the year in the library reading up on all the places i'd visited, then scraped through the unrelated coursework by the skin of my teeth,
you'd be fine, unless you take it all very seriously turn out to be an orrible swot

*this was he 90s

i did a course in birkbeck a couple of years ago too - that was quite shit though, soas bar is carded entry these days, and the era of cheap student food is long gone - it's £4.70 for a coffee and free veggy slop from the hare krishnas
 

luka

Well-known member
im not sure i will be fine. i have very serious problems with this stuff. i tried twice and got kicked out twice. its almost impossible for me to suck up in the required manner.
 

sufi

lala
get on a prynne course? is he still teaching??

i told you he turned my mate down for a place at cambridge isnt it?
 

luka

Well-known member
yeah you did! hes not teaching. hes been retired for a very long time. hes 84 now
 

sufi

lala
i checked in with my soas tutor about the brutal museums question recently, he was retired for donkey's years but they are still embedded at these institutions
the likes of dona haraway and paul gilroy likewise - superheroes!
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
First year archaeology is a lazy haze fest. Until you do your first dig. I realised then that it was much better to work in later prehistory and early historical sources than experience arthritis in waterlogged trenches before middle age. Pretty cosmic when that penny dropped

I guess Coil played a part in the archaeological imagination, Jarman too, fuck even old Copey. The archaeological imagination and creative writing are old friends. Everyone worth a read has ploughed into these furrows. Go for it, the world is borked for a bit. Why not blaze a light through a poetic jumper no-one else has imagined
 

luka

Well-known member
i wanted to be an archeologist when i was a child but i got bullied out of it at school. charles olson, jh prynne (and peter riley) are massive on the archeology
 

sufi

lala
First year archaeology is a lazy haze fest. Until you do your first dig. I realised then that it was much better to work in later prehistory and early historical sources than experience arthritis in waterlogged trenches before middle age. Pretty cosmic when that penny dropped

I guess Coil played a part in the archaeological imagination, Jarman too, fuck even old Copey. The archaeological imagination and creative writing are old friends. Everyone worth a read has ploughed into these furrows. Go for it, the world is borked for a bit. Why not blaze a light through a poetic jumper no-one else has imagined
i never did a single dig :( my degree was pure books
 

sufi

lala
i wanted to be an archeologist when i was a child but i got bullied out of it at school. charles olson, jh prynne (and peter riley) are massive on the archeology
we covered that ambition on the indiana jones thread didnt we?
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
i never did a single dig :( my degree was pure books

Did a couple around the Dartmoor Reaves. It rained like the place was possessed. Beautiful landscapes but a nightmare trying to fight the elements

Later prehistory offered classical sources and actual names, which seemed a bit futile initially when you’re knee deep in cosmic monuments, but then I realised they feed into Yeats and so many other inspiring writers

That intersection between the past and our imagination is one of the more interesting ones to delve into - gods in the hedgerows
 
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