Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a student of English, and deeply interested in the history of
language, and the way languages work... for that matter, I'm
interested in the way pretty much everything works. I love reading
- especially books of the escapist kind - and I can get lost for
hours in a dictionary.
I like lots of things: chatting with friends in a quiet pub,
cooking with old family recipes, re-reading a book I already know
well. I get excited by the chance to learn something new, no matter
what it is, and I have a deep, inexplicable affection for quirky
accents, spiral staircases, curled mustaches, old Enid Blyton
books, and the Oxford comma.
I prefer mountains to the beach; I envy people who are properly
fluent in several languages; and I suspect that all cameras,
everywhere, are involved in a conspiracy to make my head look a
funny shape in photographs. Possibly as the result of a childhood
It would be great to meet some new people in this part of the
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Taking my PhD, attempting to teach undergraduates about English
Literature, and dividing my anxiety between worrying that I need to
work harder and worrying that I don't get out enough.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing other people's essays, baking piroshki, smiling at
strangers, teaching English, not getting lost in strange cities...
I'm sure there are more, but these will do for now.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How many postgrad degrees is too many postgrad degrees?
Who are you looking for?
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