Margaret Angell, a final-year PhD Student at Birmingham University, reported yesterday that
she is confident of finding a publisher for her soon-to-be-completed thesis on the 'materiality' of the Giza pyramids.
'What I think is really unique about my work,' enthused the visibly excited young researcher in an exclusive interview
with egyptastic.co.uk, 'is that, while earlier researchers have certainly noted the size, solidity and even the resulting
visibility of the Giza monuments, no-one has ever dedicated 83,000 words to saying pretty much only that, in a variety of
ever more convoluted and intellectually gymnastic ways'. With four months remaining before her submission date, Angell has
some fine-tuning left to apply to the work that she has in recent months taken to calling - apparently unironically - her
'magnum opus'. 'I still haven't decided whether to call the third chapter 'Pseudo-aspects of heterophenomenology' or
'Critiquing Experiential Psychogeography'. Obviously, it won't really affect the content of the chapter, which I wrote
months ago, but chapter titles are so important. I might spend tomorrow flipping a coin 50 times, or getting everyone in
my postgrad research group to take a vote on it'.
'No, no,' added Angell ten minutes after returning from making a cup of tea and reminding two
undergraduate students of the rules regarding use of the postgrad-only kitchen, 'Do you remember those paper fold-up
things you used to make as a kid that would help you make decisions? You know, oh, what are they called.. ..paper
fortune-tellers? I'm going to spend the next two days making one of those. This'll be great'.
Thirty-five minutes after returning to her desk, Angell reappeared to say: 'who wants to go for
pizza? It'll be so cool.'
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