September 19th, 2011
Trinity College Dublin says it is taking seriously an incident in which a profile page, complete with image, was inserted on its website for a fake staff member named “Dr Conan T Barbarian”.
His full title and academic qualifications were given as: “Dr Conan T Barbarian, BA (Cimmeria) PhD. (UCD). FTCD (Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Hyborian Studies and Tyrant Slaying).”
The profile went on to say Dr Barbarian completed his PhD, entitled “To Hear The Lamentation of Their Women: Constructions of Masculinity in Contemporary Zamoran Literature” at UCD and was appointed to the school of English in 2006, “after successfully decapitating his predecessor during a bloody battle which will long be remembered in legend and song”.
They can take it seriously if they want to. I certainly won't.
"For your follow-up thesis, contemplate Chapters 7 through 18 on the Tree of Woe...."
Best Practical Joke EVER.
|Date:||September 20th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)|| |
who says there ain't no humour in academia no more.
Only in the students and the staff. The faculty/deans/chairs have none.
<-- Staff member at Big 10 university.
That is the most awesome thing ever.