This is a bit of a personal post, musing about my future because I’d appreciate some advice from you wizened lot.
Originally I wanted to wrap up my undergrad studies in early this school year (I attend a university with quarters rather than semesters), but I’ve decided to graduate in Spring 2007. Then I’ll finally receive the BA degree I designed in my beloved creative writing, gender studies, and science fiction. This will give me time to get minors in anthropology and English literature. Part of my reason for my delay is because I got two jobs on campus (writing for the Associated Students paper and teaching seminars to freshman in the same program I went through) and must be a student to participate in these jobs (plus Iâ€™m super excited about them). I’m also afraid of heading out into the big bad world, and I love school and can’t imagine anywhere else I’d rather be right now.
Because I love school, I want to keep going with it. I thought about staying in school longer and getting a double major in anth or English, but I think I’m ready for something harder. I want to go to grad school, preferably beginning in Fall of 2007. I eventually want to get my doctorate, maybe be a professor when I grow up.
I’d really like to work with virtual worlds–MMORPGs in particular–and posthuman theory from a feminist perspective. Edward Castronova and Nick Yee meet N. Katherine Hayles and Donna Haraway. I don’t even know what department that would fit under! Nothing interests me more, although English lit (specifically SF/F & cybernetic fiction like House of Leaves or Gravity’s Rainbow), feminist theory, cultural anthropology, creative writing, and of course video game theory are in there, too.
So, where does a feminist cyborg begin looking for the right schools? Of course, there is that GRE business to study for, too. Please, beloved readers, tell me what to do!
Cross-posted on NG+.