Haven't heard a thing from any of the jobs I managed to apply for. Some affirmative action forms, yes, but no writing sample requests and no calls for MLA interviews. And the wiki, and reports from the grad students I know, seem to indicate that this week was the week for interview calls.
Sigh. One of the other postdocs asked me the other day if I had thought about what would happen if we didn't get anything this year or next year in the postdoc? I said I hadn't, because having the option of extending the postdoc for a second year was supposed to give us peace of mind to carry on, and hey, maybe they would extend the postdoc longer if we didn't get jobs. But she said no, she has already talked to the chair about that and this is not possible, with the way the postdoc was created. Sigh.
Doesn't anyone want a small cat hiding behind poststructuralist theory? I'm quite well-trained. I can even teach Fruit Studies!
Ok, I guess I'll go back to grading enormous piles of rhetorical analysis papers. That'll cheer me up! Eh, not even the typo "ethos, pathos, and legos" got me to crack a smile. Though it did give me some ideas for children's educational toys. Hmm, maybe I should go be a toy entrepreneur instead.