Karen and Kel talk about coping with rejection, moving beyond the typical advice to “take a break, come back to it later, etc. etc.” (which is good as far as it goes!) to discuss the deeper issues of identity and emotion that rejection triggers. Drawing from an essay by Dr. Gavin Lamb, “4 Reasons Why Academic Rejection Is So Awful”. [NOTE: I MISATTRIBUTED THE ESSAY IN THE RECORDING; GAVIN LAMB IS THE AUTHOR. MEA CULPA]. Lamb’s 4 reasons center on: 1) biology; 2) brutality; 3) belonging; and 4) identity. Karen and Kel unpack each one, eventually pointing to the way that our responses to rejection can reinforce our investment in academic exceptionalism (ie the academic cult), or challenge it. We hope for you the latter.
[We are still tweaking our podcast audio! Pls bear with us!]
[Become a supporting member for just $3.99 a month and get access to our subscriber only goodies like a permanent 50% off code for almost all webinars and courses, free monthly webinar recordings ($50 value), AMAs, the chance to suggest topics, and early access to the podcast video that we record in our house in Oregon, all on our dedicated podcast member page on Mighty Networks! Not ready to support monthly? Donate here to send along some one-time support.
- None Found