Still, I'm not sure why I'm holding out hope. One can only assume that one's apps will fare even worse once the field is widened to include every other humanistic discipline out there. But, then again, maybe I'm wrong.
I'm holding on to that 'maybe'.
-- Jaded Dissertator
Update: PFO received from a Postdoc/Humanities/Teaching fellowships no more than an hour or so after this post:
We received over 750 applications for our positions this year. This meant that we were faced with the difficult task of deciding whom among a large selection of very fine candidates we would choose to interview for a small number of Fellowships. I am sorry to inform you that we were unable to list you among our finalists.Irony doesn't seem like the right word in this situation: Gutpunch? Reality check? Hi-larious? The latter, I think.
/laughs to keep from crying