Thursday, April 28, 2005

Sheffield, BuffySpeak, Graffiti, Folklore studies and vanity ;-)

I´m still alive, had an extremely long day yesterday starting at 3:30 in order for me to put the finishing touches on one of my presentations (can anyone say pro-crasti-nation?) and was on the train to Sheffield by 6.

Well I managed to bring off both presentations, the graffiti one I know he liked, if their comments, questions and compliments are anything to go by. I had tons of photos in a powerp presentation taken all over Edinburgh as well as Edinburgh loos and it was suggested that I give this presentation at a postgraduate conference in the end of May, so Yay ;-)

The Buffy one didn´t go down quite so well, the guys liked it and had plenty of questions and comments, compliments on the use of statistics and so forth, Malcolm (the professor) on the other hand seemed baffled and I had to further emphazise the importance of fan community studies on the field of modern folkloristics. I think that was the thing (I hope anyway) that it had absolutely no refrences to anything in the 16th century and hence he had difficulty relating...

I find that most folklorists tend to be rooted in the past and tend to eye the popular culture/film/literature approach with certain amount of scepticism, that having been said I have also recieved a lot of encouragement from scholars who have stressed the importance of folkloristics keeping it´s contact with the present as well as how the strength of the field of folklore lies precisely in the width of the subject....

Anyways made it home around midnight, spandered on a taxi from the station and all, thoroughly drained of all energy but rather happy with how the day had gone :-D

4 Comments:

At 4:29 pm, Blogger Soffia Fransiska said...

Congrats með hvað þetta gekk vel!
Skil ekkert í þessum prófessor þarna að fíla ekki Buffy ritgerð....

 
At 9:25 pm, Anonymous Kristín Rut said...

er maðurinn ekki bara lúði?

 
At 10:25 pm, Blogger Gunnella said...

He he, þakka stuðninginn... Hanner, ja ef það viðkemur 16 aldar kirkju list eða klúrum handritateikningum þá er hann sérfræðingur......en þegar kemur að nútímaþjóðfræði þá er hann allur fullur stuðnings en veit því miður afar lítið ...

 
At 1:17 am, Blogger Chris said...

I am glad everything went well for you!

 

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