my monkied brain (katekat1010) wrote,
my monkied brain
katekat1010

I'm freaking out

I got accepted to my first academic conference!!  I'm freaking out.  For many reasons.  First, because when I sent my prospectus to my adviser, I also sent it to the conference committee, and then she told me she didn't think I should submit it.  EEEK.  Second, because ... it's a conference!  I'm going to be presenting to a conference!  EEEEK.  I mean, I can talk a mile a minute on many subject matters, and in this particular instance I think I'm sort of reasonably authoritative, but

holy god, i'm going to have to talk in front of my peers.

and about this:  the representation and construction of social norms, identities and relationships in film, literature and language.

Yep, that's what the conference topic is about.  My topic?  A sci-fi film that was created by an obscure religious group in order to promote their doctrine in kind of a unique way.

Oh my god.  The butterflies are killing me already.

Third, because we just had this seminar about how one shouldn't be a total conference slut.  and now i'm going to a conference!
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