Classically Inclined

June 18, 2013

Plans for next year and beyond

Filed under: Meta — lizgloyn @ 9:27 am
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As it’s now up on the website, I guess I can make the announcement – from the start of September, I will be joining the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway on a three year lectureship.

I’ve known about this for a while now and have been passing on the news to people in person, but for various reasons I wanted to wait for something more official before telling the internet. Obviously, I’m delighted. As anyone who has been following the job market knows, a three year job at the moment is an amazing break (and I have to admit that it’s only really just sinking in!). London is a brilliant place for me for personal as well as professional reasons; one of the things I am most looking forward to, if I’m honest, is the novelty of living with my husband. (Radical, I know.) The department at Royal Holloway, despite its well-publicised peril a few years ago, is full of interesting people working on interesting things, and I’m looking forward to getting to know them better in both teaching and research.

I will be sorry to leave my colleagues at Birmingham. Despite recent upheavals, they have been unfailingly generous and kind to me, particularly given that I’ve been on a Teaching Fellowship (and thus on a two-legged academic contract). They’ve been great to work with, and have put up with all sorts of things from me, most recently wandering around asking ‘what do you think the connection is between classics and spiritualism?’ and making loud verbal expressions of frustration at unhelpful secondary literature. However, I will be there until the end of August, so I have a while yet to enjoy their company.

I’ll blog some more about the teaching I will be doing at Royal Holloway later in the summer, but for now, it’s back to the research grindstone…

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5 Comments »

  1. Congratulations! That’s very good news (living with your husband? Shocking! 😉 )

    Comment by Juliette — June 18, 2013 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

    • Thank you! And yes, I plan to scandalise the academic world by conducting a semi-traditional married life style 😉

      Comment by lizgloyn — June 18, 2013 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

  2. Congrats!!!! This is wonderful news.

    Comment by Jo VanEvery (@JoVanEvery) — June 18, 2013 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  3. Lovely news! Very happy for you. Cohabitation with one’s spouse is radical indeed in young(ish) academia these days.

    Comment by Kate Maxwell — June 20, 2013 @ 12:06 pm | Reply


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