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Not precisely. It's very interdisciplinary but my current research is on the inter-relation of the Anglo-Saxon and medieval Nordic literary traditions, focusing on a certain mythological dynasty that was centered in Denmark somewhere around 400-600 AD. It's a very complicated topic, and I use a lot of different sources, everything from runic inscriptions to coinage to legal documents, and yes, I also have to occasionally reference the Eddas, which are where we get most of...
Yeah, i mean it's pretty common in Academia. Unfortunately with the popularity of a certain marvel series in film right now a lot more people have been "discovering" my field, and take advantage of it trying to ask me more questions. Doesn't help that there's a hokey ass religion set up around it. I'm going to start doing that.
lol. this is the third time this week someone here has bailed on plans we had last minute. You danes are an untrustworthy lot. Reason: "We accidentally got drunk too early".
Helvede danske jävlar
Actually, it's just that most people think my area of study is really cool because of the way some of the subject matter has been adapted in pop culture. Then they ask questions or tell me things they think are facts.Then they ask what I do, and I try to make it as simple as possible, but because I've spent so long in my little ivory tower I'm incapable of explaining anything in laymans terms and their eyes invariably gloss over and they stop talking to me as quick as they...
I read that four times before I figured out what you meant. God I'm too old to be 27. In my defense, since I've been in Denmark I rarely talk to people under the age of 30 unless I'm giving a lecture to undergrads. The only people I know my age are in my field and might as well be 50.
Why can't everyone just speak/write in english? OR Why can't I learn languages faster? Fucking Academia. You need to be an idiot savant to write a paper in my field. Unfortunately I only got the first part, no savant.
I was just randomly looking through some texts and found textual corrrespondences relevant to my thesis topic that seem to have been largely missed by the academy. This means I can make a substantially better argument, but its going to be a fuck load more work.
I was just randomly looking through some texts and found textual corrrespondences relevant to my thesis topic that seem to have been largely missed by the academy. See pissed off thread for more details.
A) congrats on presumably new GFB) congrats on having a GF who is adorably foreign.
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