|Djuna Barnes, looking into the future and anticipating Kate's dissertation|
Early this afternoon, the Tenants noticed a lot of commotion near 106 Colson. An announcement from Katy Ryan just made clear what all the fuss was about:
"I am delighted to announce that Kate Ridinger Smorul beautifully defended her dissertation, "Word Play: Modernist Women and Performative Writing." Committee members agreed that her dissertation was a pleasure to read and that she should assume a position of literary authority post-haste.
Joining me in celebrating Kate's work (and pretending like we had something to deliberate when she left the room) were Lisa, Ryan, Dennis, and Juliana Spahr."
The Tenants join with her committee in giving Kate a hearty congratulations!