2021 02 01 tweets

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @kmapesy

This whole conversation makes me retroactively super happy.

Fri Feb 05 22:20:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @DrYoFiggy and @sochum

Huge congrats! This is so great!

Sat Feb 06 02:40:59 +0000 2021

Replying to @melissaterras

Thanks so much for this, Melissa! It means a ton, especially right now. ❤️

Sun Feb 07 15:05:43 +0000 2021

Do you have experience working toward transformative change in academia, or do you know someone who does? I'm seeking interviewees to help support the revision of Leading Generously. More info: https://kfitz.info/lg-call-for-respondents/

Tue Feb 09 16:03:04 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

Huge congratulations to you and the whole @omeka team!

Thu Feb 11 17:14:15 +0000 2021

Evergreen. https://twitter.com/ryancollman/status/1362036767612956677

Wed Feb 17 14:08:15 +0000 2021

So… I gave a Zoom talk today and forgot to actually show my slides. I mean, I ran the deck, and used the presenter’s notes. I just never shared my screen. Frankly, it’s possible it was better that way.

Fri Feb 19 01:07:08 +0000 2021

Ironically, the last trip I took, in February 2020, was to Cancun. By the time we left to come home, it had started to feel like traveling was a bad idea — and there was only one known COVID-19 case in that part of Mexico.

Fri Feb 19 01:33:38 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Within a week of getting home, everything had locked down tight. And the trip felt like some kind of fever dream.

Fri Feb 19 01:35:23 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I’d love to go back, for sure. And I could do my job from anywhere right now! But I’m neither an idiot nor a selfish monster.

Fri Feb 19 01:38:50 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: #ACH2021 is possible because of the incredible work of our colleagues in Texas. Given the circumstances, the CFP deadline h…

Fri Feb 19 01:40:46 +0000 2021

Which academic press am I? Verso Books. I feel seen enough to want to lower the blinds.

“You tend toward speaking in manifesto-esque monologues, but it’s not your fault if people keep listening.”

Hmph. https://www.publicbooks.org/quizzical-which-academic-press-are-you/

Sat Feb 20 15:04:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @kylebeachy


Mon Feb 22 00:42:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @elotroalex and @DukePress

Ooh, that’s awesome. Congratulations — I can’t wait!

Wed Feb 24 23:24:47 +0000 2021

I dreamed about yamagobo last night. I need a visit to a west coast sushi bar and I need it soon.

Thu Feb 25 17:10:53 +0000 2021

Three more days to submit. We hope you’re all well and safe, and we hope you’ll join us for #ACH2021! https://twitter.com/achdotorg/status/1362521027255930880

Thu Feb 25 17:32:38 +0000 2021

In other @achdotorg news, we’re having a membership drive! Our dues are amazingly low and the impact they provide is high: mentoring, open-access publishing, community, and more. See our message here, and join us! https://members.ach.org/civicrm/mailing/view/?id=31&reset=1

Thu Feb 25 17:37:52 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: Have you renewed your ACH membership? Interested in joining for the first time? Find out more at https://members.ach.org/civicrm/mailing/view/?id=31&reset=1 htt…

Thu Feb 25 17:38:46 +0000 2021

RT @veek: We've kicked off a membership drive at @achdotorg. See below for benefit details, huge for such a tiny scrappy org. Book discount…

Thu Feb 25 19:22:26 +0000 2021

By the by, another reason to join or renew your membership in @achdotorg today? Elections for our new executive council open next week, and your membership must be current to vote! https://members.ach.org

Thu Feb 25 19:23:38 +0000 2021

As a literary scholar by training, most of my research method across my career has pretty much looked like “read book, take notes, read more book, take more notes, outline ideas, revisit notes, draft something messy, read more book” and so on. +

Fri Feb 26 14:55:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

For Leading Generously, though, my method has branched out to include listening to *people*. And WOW is this exciting. +

Fri Feb 26 14:55:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I have so far learned how to design an interview protocol, to put together an informed consent document, and to submit the documentation necessary to convince the IRB that the project is exempt. +

Fri Feb 26 14:55:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

And yesterday I got to conduct my first interview, which I’m now transcribing the key bits of. How utterly amazing to get to listen to people’s stories, to ask them questions, and to think with them about what I can learn from their experiences. +

Fri Feb 26 14:55:48 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I am certain that in the weeks and months ahead I’m going to discover all the ways in which I’m doing it wrong, but boy is this fun right now.

Fri Feb 26 14:56:00 +0000 2021

Replying to @DLaurence401

Ooh, that’s a really great question! I’ll have to pay attention to that as I move forward.

Fri Feb 26 15:11:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @BerondaM

I would 💯 agree with that — and not incidentally say that the academy would benefit from more STEM folks with the souls of literary scholars, and more literary scholars trying to think like social scientists, and etc!

Fri Feb 26 15:15:56 +0000 2021

I just had cause to say out loud that my utter inability to raise one eyebrow was my greatest disappointment in life, and, well, I guess I’m in good shape if that’s the case.

Fri Feb 26 22:43:10 +0000 2021

Replying to @DLaurence401

I would love to see video evidence of that! I try and I try.

Fri Feb 26 22:48:08 +0000 2021

Replying to @MaxCMarmor

True. So true.

Sat Feb 27 13:50:18 +0000 2021

RT @jenguiliano: there are only 2 days left until the submission window closes for #ach2021. Make sure you get your submissions in before 1…

Sat Feb 27 15:38:25 +0000 2021

Replying to @tcarmody

NO. And it makes me crazy. Extensive research indicates to me that ear wiggling and single eyebrow raising are linked, and I cannot do either.

Sat Feb 27 19:11:05 +0000 2021

Replying to @tcarmody

Sat Feb 27 19:15:11 +0000 2021

Replying to @S_Insley_H

You and Rihanna. You’re in good company.

Sat Feb 27 19:18:58 +0000 2021

Replying to @tcarmody

I will keep practicing.

Sat Feb 27 19:19:32 +0000 2021