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  1. If you're interested in Brazil, you should check out Brian Owensby at Virginia (where I am now for the sake of full disclosure). He's got varied interests, but is worth talking too.
  2. I also have experience with this. And the professor asked me to email him the paper. But he specifically asked for it to be emailed, but only after several months of correspondence. Certainly ask if they would like to see it when you are done.
  3. Well, thanks to some very accessible library book sales around here, I have about 500 books now (graduate with my BA in two weeks), so I'm a little afraid to see what happens by the time I finish the PhD.
  4. One of my professor's suggested I go through an American history textbook to go over some the minor events to make sure I know them. He even gave me a teacher's edition textbook. I can totally affirm reading discipline and punish. Fantastic book.
  5. A friend of mine who is an Americanist got into Indiana and is turning it down to go to American University because of funding. Good luck to you.
  6. I know there is one operated by Pacific University in Oregon, but I'm not sure of the dates, but I know it starts later than mine. Sorry for the vagaries, but a friend of mine told me about it after I applied to the one here on the East coast I'm doing.
  7. From what I understand, the reading/ translation test is pretty easy. Like you, I'm an Americanist who has had 4 semesters of French and 3 of Spanish, and that was enough of the DGS of where I am going (Virginia) tell me that if even though its been a few years, it shouldn't be a problem to pass the test at the MA level and probably the PhD level if I spend some time working at whichever of the two I am more comfortable in. If you are really worried about it, think about maybe taking an intensive language course. Since I might be doing a little work in transational work with English and French history, I'm going to spend 6 weeks this summer in one of those "8 hour-a-day" langauge institutes. Essentially, you become fleuent enough to translate without trouble and you don't have to worry about it. If I remember, the Harvard history department has its language exams available online. I remember looking at one when I was preparing my application for there, and it was literally translating a bit of de toqueville.
  8. deuterides

    Offer Accepted

    Haha, Its nice to know I'm not the only one who finds that frighteningly remarkable
  9. I would have to think that Gary Gallagher at Virginia would be on your radar.
  10. deuterides

    No word yet

    Sure, I'd be happy to. I'll send it right now.
  11. deuterides

    No word yet

    Its so much fun having people who I will most likely be in class with next year. But seriously, any schools that haven't notified yet really have to know how ridiculous a position to put applicants in this is. Also, Chickadee, I sent you a PM
  12. deuterides

    No word yet

    I am also waiting on BC (keep dithering on withdrawing my application or just waiting), I pretty much already accepted Virginia, so much so I am about to put a security deposit down on an apartment in Charlottesville.
  13. I have to agree, I also recently was a student rep. on a hiring board (although not for my major) and I dont think any of the readers looked at fellowships, ect. but publications and teaching were looked at extensively
  14. I was planning to go, but I decided I won't be going there, so, I'm not headed out this weekend. It's a shame, we could have caroused about how ridiculous this cycle has been.
  15. deuterides

    Offer Accepted

    I'm all but signed on at Virginia, just trying to sort out the funding questions; I have a feeling that everyone will be saying something similar for their schools.
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