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so tulane it is. staying in new orleans and the program is pretty much in line with my interests. assistantship - if i get it - is decent.
the stress is a bit lifted.

lots and lots of reading this semester. 9 books for one class- sex, class and empire- and one of them is women in prison. joy...think i sense the direction of my major paper for this class.
tuesdays and thursdays are long days for me. i am much too tired to log into wow tonight, which sucks cause raids are reset on tuesdays. i might get a second wind....yawn.

it is cold. cold. cold. i need an electric blankie.

UPDATE: Tulane dropped their grad program.


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Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Sex, Class and Empire
Didn't know you were interested in Victorian History :))
Jan. 22nd, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
i'm not, why do you say so?
Jan. 22nd, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
Because Victorian history was very much conditioned by Sex Class and Empire in equal proportion. There were certain practices that brought you immediately to mind and would have made for a most enjoyable study. :))
Jan. 22nd, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
sex, class and empire is worldwide, historical and now :)
witchcraft, prostitution, imprisonment, equal pay for equal work, etc.....
Jan. 22nd, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
The word repression seems to cover those topics in general.
There have not been too many Empires in history not in the strict sense of mass domination and occupation, just three, Macedonia, Rome and Britain and they certainly had witchcraft, prostitution imprisonment. Equal pay! who knows, perhaps under this administration once they have cleaned the past 8 years of sewage up. Good luck with your studies.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
well, when you are studying the middle ages, nearly the entire world was one empire or another :)
don't forget the empires of the middle east and japan.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
Good point and a much overlooked one regarding the Middle East although the Ottoman Empire, which was the greatest, was in many parts more of a confederacy at times, however it had a massive effect on the barbaric west. In the Middle ages Charlemagne was the best contender in the west and that was very brief, Byzantium confined itself to a relativly local area. China could have been a player but decided to stay behind its own walls after an epic voyage led by a woman. Japan did not have an Empire until the 1930's and its conquest of Manchuria. If you recall that is the period I studied for my 1st degree.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
so are you in the school that doesn't consider the tokugawa shogunate an empire? if so, why not?
Jan. 22nd, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
1. It was not during the Middle ages and 2. the land mass and population it controlled was small in comparison.
Jan. 24th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
grab the age of a secret empire if you have spare reading time.... don't recall the author, but it was very large for the time.
Jan. 25th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
Watched the potted version on PBS but I doubt that covered the topic as well as the book so I will look, for a contrast read Japan's Total Empire and compare Isolationism to Expansionism in relation to Empire makes interesting if not horrific reading. Good luck at Tulane.
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
Re: Sex, Class and Empire
bah, thanks but no thanks.
not interested much in japanese history....that would be christopher's department. i've only touched on it from the perspective of sex and morality in empires.
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