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[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: November 3rd, 2006 - 05:31 pm (Link)
certainly true. Of course, to be fair, I actually have far more experience as a blogger/net.personality than I do as a pro-wrestler.

Like I said, I'm torn.
From: ludimagist Date: November 3rd, 2006 - 05:43 pm (Link)
Yes, but there are a lot more people theorizing about internet personality than there are actually going and training in wrestling. You can speak with much more authority in an academic context about wrestling.

And still present the internet paper next year.

I'm just saying, you'll probably have a better first conference experience if you do the wrestling one.

You know, you might want to check out tsenft's journal. She did her dissertation on internet personality and had it published as a book (and is pretty cool).
[User Picture]From: jeremiahblatz Date: November 3rd, 2006 - 06:36 pm (Link)
I agree that you should do the wrestling thing. Certainly you've done more blogging than you have done wrestling, but you have wrestled more than other people more than you have blogged more than other people. (IOW, (you_wrestling/others_wrestling) > (you_blogging/others_blogging) ). I think you could be a more outstanding speaker on the Masculinity panel.
From: nckd Date: November 3rd, 2006 - 06:46 pm (Link)
I think it's always better to go with the more original topic in an academic setting, as long as you can speak on it at all well, and there's not nearly as much done on wrestling and masculinity as there is on the internet. Blogging is pretty well covered in pop culture studies, I think -- it's kind of like open source in my field.

Plus, as people above have pointed out -- you have more distinctive experience in wrestling than in blogging.

From: nckd Date: November 3rd, 2006 - 06:48 pm (Link)
Also, there's the advantage of the literature being smaller, so you're not caught up on something you haven't read because you're not devoting all your time as a grad student to reading about that topic.

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