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AutzenDuck

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About AutzenDuck

  • Rank
    Decaf
  • Birthday 03/23/1992

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Gresham, OR
  • Interests
    American Indian Literature, African American Literature, American Novel
  • Application Season
    2014 Fall
  • Program
    Ph.D. English
  1. I just read my letter from UO—I was rejected. Congrats to those who made it; I wish you all the best. My status online still says "pending," so I guess checking it a few times a day for the last week was a waste of time. I do appreciate that I found out by a letter rather than checking online though. I'm not exactly sure of what to say about the school in general. It's a football school and a state party school. It seems like administration is more focused on sports success and appearance than academics, but of course the students themselves work hard and are driven. There's a lot of events o
  2. I had good relationships with all of my profs. They were approachable in office hours and after class. Some took an interest in me and got to know me, helped me out more than what you'd reasonably expect. I didn't have a course with any of my profs more than once, so I didn't especially get to know any of them until my last quarter when I realized I really should make an effort (and I wanted to). Oregon (the school and the state) is laid back, not snooty or overly focused on individual status/success. I don't know what common issues are in university departments, but it seemed like the profs r
  3. I had Elizabeth Bohls for an English novel class. It was my first year as an English major, so she taught me quite a bit. She is certainly dedicated to her work, and she was a little tough on me, which really helped me learn.
  4. Today the first results were posted on thegradcafe.com for the University of Oregon--two people were accepted (no rejections reported). Congrats! I did my undergrad at University of Oregon and have applied to the Ph.D. program. I hope they get back to the rest of us soon. If you've applied or if you've been accepted, I'd be interested to know which professors you want to work with and on what subjects.
  5. I'm applying at U. Oregon, and one professor told me that the students they accept don't often score higher than the 70s (percentile). Most in their program don't focus on canonical literature.
  6. I'd avoid the third option; sounds like you have some wise insight about her. I think it's fine to ask someone you only had one course with. My major had 60+ teachers, so there was only one teacher I took twice, and I'm not going to ask her for a letter. Your first option should still be a good one. I don't think it should matter too much since they will know she taught at the school you went to. I'm just guessing though, still trying to decide who to ask to write a letter myself.
  7. Roquentin and Lons, You make a good point that there is no accepted term across the board. I always used to say “Native American” because an “Indian” could be from India. Then I realized that “Native American” is colonial terminology. I still use it sometimes, but no longer with the idea that it is PC, or that it should be considered PC.. Even though it’s inaccurate in that India is nowhere around here, I use “American Indian” (and then shorten it to “Indian” thereafter) because many Indians self-identify that way and my favorite author prefers that term. But of course, some identify as Na
  8. Lons, I probably hadn't realized that Lisa Slappey is not a professor. So far, I’ve only been able to find a couple schools with more than one person concentrating on American Indian literature. Thanks for your comment.
  9. New to this website - is there a way to edit my first post? Thank you for your suggestions! I limited my initial search to top 50 programs, so all of your suggestions were new to me with the exception of Arizona State. Ohio State I looked at before, but somehow I must have missed Chadwick Allen. I appreciate your school suggestions so far as I have come to realize that I am not going to be as strong of an applicant as I imagined myself to be. I've also changed how I think about rankings and decided that my priorities aren't necessarily best served by going to a top ranked school although t
  10. I am hoping to study American Indian literature as well as other ethnic American literature. I have searched on my own, but I want to utilize your knowledge as well. Do you know schools with professors dedicated to American Indian literature?
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