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    British Romanticism
    Religion and Literature
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    PhD English (2021); MA English (2018)

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  1. Marilisa Jimenez Garcia at Lehigh works with Latinx children's/young adult literature, though not queer studies (but there's also a professor - Mary Foltz - who does queer studies).
  2. I'm also applying for Romanticism + graduated with my MA this year. My interests are prose fiction and women writers, two understudied aspects of Romanticism, so I'm in a similar situation of struggling with the question of fit for my PhD applications. For my MA, I applied to schools with faculty who worked in Romanticism broadly + faculty who worked on religion and literature, which worked out because my search was limited by needing funding + wanting to stay on the East Coast. Fit (imo) is much less important at the MA level, especially since an MA thesis is a much smaller commitment t
  3. I ended up a bit further from campus than you're hoping for, but it's not a bad place. A lot of people post on the Lehigh Connect message board with open rooms, so you may be able to find a roommate there,. I've heard good things about Waters Edge, but I haven't heard anything about the other complexes you mention.
  4. I can't speak to whether these programs have faculty in modern and contemporary literature, but I know the following programs offer funding to MA students: North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Alabama, Lehigh, Purdue, U of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, U of Cincinnati, Tennessee - Knoxville, Penn State, Villanova.
  5. Officially committed to Lehigh's English MA program! I'm so glad this whole process is over. Congratulations to everyone else who has decided, and good luck to those still hoping for waitlist movement tomorrow!
  6. If anyone going to Lehigh in the fall is looking for a (female) roommate, feel free to message me!
  7. Was just admitted off the waiting list at Lehigh, with full funding! I'm ecstatic right now!
  8. Got an email from the DGS at Purdue this morning asking if I was still interested because they "may be able to make an additional offer soon." I don't know if this means I'm first-in-line for this offer (I'm assuming/hoping this is the case) or if they're just scoping out the remaining pool of applicants, but it seems like progress either way! I also don't know if "soon" means the next few days or just sometime before the 15th. Either way, fingers crossed this works out, because I never thought I'd be admitted to Purdue & would be thrilled to attend there.
  9. Also an MA application, also waiting on waitlists. Let's be miserable together, lol.
  10. I owe an answer to Wake Forest by April 15th, and it's looking like I'm going to be waiting until the 15th to respond to them. I want to wait for a definitive answer from the program I am waitlisted at (as well as Purdue, where I am trapped in the purgatory of their unofficial waitlist), who told me that they may not have that answer for me until the 15th.
  11. I jut reached out to the program where I am waitlisted to ask if there has been any movement. There unfortunately has not been, but the DGS asked in her reply if I am considering any other programs. How exactly do I respond to this? I think I would commit to this program if admitted, but I do have a program that I will attend if not.
  12. I don't have an answer - just popping in to say that I'm curious about Wake Forest's placement statistics as well. As my situation currently stands, it looks like I'm likely going to be committing to their program.
  13. Just got accepted to North Carolina State, which is exciting, but without funding, which is a bummer.
  14. I'm one of the waitlists. I got an email this morning. Hopefully no news today = an acceptance later this week? Best wishes!
  15. Waitlisted at Lehigh. Is is appropriate to respond to the email notification with something like, "hey, thanks, I'm still very interested in your program"? Or to somehow inquire about how likely it is that I move off the waitlist and when I'll know by?
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