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post May 13 2006, 04:38 PM
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How is school everyone? Let me live vicariously through you - I miss school!!
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post Nov 23 2006, 02:34 AM
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Oooh, I'd forgotten about some of these movies! Thanks everyone! These suggestions have definitely opened up part of my brain.

I'm trying to pull out imagery of Mexican immigrant mothers in literature and film since 1965, so for instance, I'll point out the stereotypes of the suffering, selfless mother, symbolism tying mothers to the Virgin Mary, etc. And I'm going to try and find case studies of Mexican immigrant communities to compare "reality" so to speak with the representations being presented in texts. How to word that into an actual argument eludes me, but I'm working on it.

*sigh* Last night I sent an email to my thesis advisor about how horribly this is all going and she sent me back a somewhat-mean response, so I've been sulking on and off all day. And I know it's totally my fault because the email I sent her was worded quite badly, so she probably thought I was trying to bail on this topic, too, or something. But that wasn't what I meant at all! I'd told her I found all kinds of secondary sources but that the primary source thing was just not happening for me. So (of course, as is my luck), she responded with a list of possible primary sources and scolded me for not putting any efforts into my research. sad.gif I really did try looking, though! I spent a lot of time on it, too, but I couldn't find any more novels for the life of me, so now I just feel incompetent. I should never have sent that email.

This has just not been my semester. I have complete faith in myself that I'll get through this thesis, but yeah. My brain and my soul want a vacation.
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post Nov 23 2006, 09:08 AM
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faerie, if you're looking for novels, have you tried "the tortilla curtain" by t.c. boyle?
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midgemcgrath   of course, i haven't done my phd, but i defina...   Jul 15 2006, 02:11 PM
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midgemcgrath   I'm doing an MA in Health Geography. My defen...   Jul 16 2006, 03:39 PM
flowergirl   That sounds really interesting. Are you in the UK?...   Jul 16 2006, 08:56 PM
midgemcgrath   Nope, I'm in Canada actually, but there are a ...   Jul 16 2006, 09:29 PM
flowergirl   Grrr, I can't get it to stop centering my text...   Jul 20 2006, 12:18 AM
midgemcgrath   2 weeks to d-day (defense day!) dun, duh, dun...   Jul 25 2006, 11:04 PM
oceandessa   2 weeks to d-day (defense day!) dun, duh, du...   Jul 26 2006, 10:05 AM
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cstars124   Simmons college in Boston is an all female college...   Aug 4 2006, 01:28 PM
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cstars124   I'm thinking of going back for Marketing. I...   Aug 7 2006, 12:07 PM
mermaidgirl13   No problem! I should look into it - maybe they...   Aug 7 2006, 01:20 PM
cstars124   I'm actually living in Boston now, and I'm...   Aug 7 2006, 01:36 PM
erinjane   Does anyone know of any good schools in Canada wit...   Aug 7 2006, 03:35 PM
midgemcgrath   erinjane--i think there's actually a good prog...   Aug 7 2006, 05:02 PM
bunnyb   Ooodles of luck midge! knock 'em dead.   Aug 8 2006, 05:05 AM
midgemcgrath   wow, that was the worst sleep i've had in mont...   Aug 8 2006, 10:18 AM
midgemcgrath   big news flash: I PASSED!!! (with min...   Aug 9 2006, 10:36 AM
anarch   awright Midge! Congratulations! All that h...   Aug 9 2006, 02:00 PM
midgemcgrath   thanks anarch! a year ago, i never thought th...   Aug 9 2006, 03:06 PM
venetia   Congratulations Midge this is so amazing!...   Aug 9 2006, 07:24 PM
midgemcgrath   aw, thanks!   Aug 9 2006, 08:48 PM
mermaidgirl13   Congrats (again)!   Aug 10 2006, 08:41 AM
midgemcgrath   thanks!!! revisions... almost... done...   Aug 10 2006, 06:48 PM
bunnyb   Belated congrats midge! I've been avoidin...   Aug 18 2006, 05:22 PM
sybarite   About 2500 words, or 10-12 pages, double-spaced. G...   Aug 19 2006, 08:24 AM
venetia   Or 2,000 words and 8 pages, if you're me. (How...   Aug 19 2006, 06:43 PM
sybarite   Definitely time yourself. And a little shorter is ...   Aug 20 2006, 01:30 PM
venetia   Me too on the not allowed to go to conferences. I ...   Aug 20 2006, 06:34 PM
bunnyb   d'oh. Timing myself would make sense, everyon...   Aug 21 2006, 09:10 AM
lysistrata   BTW, y'all, I finally got the UPenn CFP to wor...   Aug 24 2006, 05:23 AM
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dragonbait   Ack, Funny, I'm sure you got your paper done a...   Sep 30 2006, 10:12 AM
sybarite   You probably are a bit burned out, dragonbait. As ...   Oct 1 2006, 06:57 AM
stargazer   i haven't posted in here for awhile...i think ...   Oct 8 2006, 06:33 PM
bunnyb   I passed my MLitt :D. Relieved but tired and it...   Oct 13 2006, 06:27 AM
stargazer   good that you found your inspiration to continue y...   Oct 16 2006, 07:21 PM
maryjo   Why don't you think you're cut out for it,...   Oct 17 2006, 01:13 AM
venetia   Hey this is a long shot - but can anyone recommend...   Nov 3 2006, 09:27 PM
grenadine   venetia, you might try: Biographical dictionary o...   Nov 5 2006, 08:26 PM
maryjo   Thanks, ven! I don't have any texts to su...   Nov 4 2006, 11:15 AM
stargazer   Venetia~Sorry, I don't have any suggestions. ...   Nov 4 2006, 03:27 PM
persimmon_grrrl   hi everyone! i know y'all probably alread...   Nov 5 2006, 10:39 AM
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anarch   Venetia, not sure if these address the angles you ...   Nov 11 2006, 12:09 AM
faerietails   I'm about to have a nervous breakdown over my ...   Nov 21 2006, 11:33 PM
sybarite   Faerietails, off the top of my head there's th...   Nov 22 2006, 05:26 AM
maryjo   A friend of mine is doing work on Coco Fusco's...   Nov 22 2006, 11:27 AM
stargazer   (((faerietails))) sorry you are freaking out over ...   Nov 22 2006, 01:05 PM
bunnyb   I liked sybarite's suggestion of a comparative...   Nov 22 2006, 03:45 PM
sybarite   Btw, I meant no such thing as thesis-worthy repese...   Nov 23 2006, 07:44 AM
indiechick   hey faerietails, i am a first-timer in this thread...   Nov 23 2006, 09:29 AM
bunnyb   The T.C. Boyle and Cisneros suggestions are great...   Nov 23 2006, 09:50 AM
maryjo   I think we'll allow you to post in here, Bunny...   Nov 23 2006, 10:32 AM
stargazer   faerietails~don't forget there is some truth b...   Nov 23 2006, 03:21 PM
bunnyb   Thanks maryjo :). From the experience of those o...   Nov 23 2006, 05:59 PM
maryjo   Most conferences I've been at the chair gives ...   Nov 23 2006, 09:34 PM
faerietails   Good point, stargazer. I'm Mexican too...whic...   Nov 24 2006, 05:37 PM
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