Riffing off the Manic Pixie Dream Girl genre description, the Manic Pixie Dream Lecturer is a self proclaimed
“bubbly, shallow [academic] creature that exists solely in the fevered [corridors of university] to teach broodingly soulful young [students]to embrace [the coursework] and its infinite mysteries and adventures”
Or in other words, the character I play on stage in teaching. I’m relatively manic in reality, but amp it up to 11 for the lecture appearances. Really sort of headed way further into that territory this season with Market Research, since Research is the ultimate repository of the brooding and resentful students missing out on life’s great coursework adventures.
Hopefully it works. If not, it’ll still be fun to be the manic pixie.