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Hello folks.

I guess I'm also coming over from Tumblr. Been thinking about switching over to Mastodon for a long time but never got around to it.

I'm a literature grad student in Quebec, Canada. I'm currently writing a thesis on medieval French romances, specifically the continuations of Chrétien de Troyes' Conte du Graal. French is my first language.

My thesis advisor prompted me to change my thesis subject a little bit to focus on comparing medieval manuscripts. This would be ultra fun to do but very time-consuming, and it makes sense to do it because of the angle I’m taking for my thesis, being mainly interested in questions around the enunciative instance in the texts I’m studying. I’m just not sure I’m up to the task. 😬

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Today I learned the name of the Barnum/Forer Effect:

"...a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people."

Beer Show more

Boost if you are:
-tired of being misgendered
-ready for spring
-ready for prison abolition

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Book reading challenge 2K18 Show more

@vis_viva portal1 & 2 are on sale now!! Please do urselves a favor and play these games, theyre amazing
[id: Screenshot of steam online store. The portal and portal 2 bundle is 85% off for a total of $2.98]

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This Friday, my fellow colleagues and I held our final seminar session to present each other our final papers in an oral presentation and it was SO interesting. The seminar was on serial publication and the subjects ranged from Rabelais (mine) to a local popular reality TV show. Nearly 500 years apart! That’s probably the part I like the most about grad school so far.

Trying to help but actually getting helped instead Show more

I made some cookies! 👀 It’s actually only the second time in my life that I bake cookies. Those were too sweet, but very good. I will probably try another recipe next time.

[Image description: a baking tray covered with parchment paper and displaying several rows of freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies.]

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