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  1. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    Just signed a lease on a great house in a quiet neighborhood less than a 10 minute bike ride from campus!
  2. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    I'm taking a pedagogy course, my intro to grad studies course is based on Mary Shelley, and vampire in fiction and film. This first semester is tailored so well to my interests. I can hardly contain myself. Hopefully securing housing next week -- fingers crossed.
  3. I'm chairing the irish literature panel at SCMLA this year, and the deadline has been extended until April 30, if you're interested! Also, you are so my kind of person. I would love to talk more! I've been working pretty heavily with Lady Gregory and her influence on literary and political thought, but want to hear more about your work if you're willing 😊
  4. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Decisions Thread

    Accepted SIUC!
  5. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    I'm about to say yes to a program and I'm suddenly panicking. SEND HELP.
  6. I have.... worse GRE scores than yours, and the program that I'll likely be attending is the ONLY program to which I applied that gave a crap about GREs...and I'm still accepted with full funding. I was told my CV and writing sample/SOP literally negated my crap scores.
  7. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    HELL YES! Go you!
  8. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    I will be! I'm moderating the 19th century British Literature and the Irish Literature panels!
  9. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    I keep getting emails from schools-that-rejected-me's graduate colleges with information about welcome days and grad orientations and being on campus. But why? I was rejected, and now I'm sad about them again. You'd think the grad colleges would've gotten the memo by now.
  10. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Decisions Thread

    CONGRATULATIONS @Bopie5!!
  11. I know I'll be sitting in on at least two classes one day, and this may be a stupid question, but can I.....participate? or do I have to just sit there and listen?
  12. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    that was me. I got that email last week and i'm like "uh ok" I also have a visit coming up at SIUC. I proposed two dates since they encourage a visit, but don't require one, and I. AM. NERVOUS.
  13. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Acceptances

    YOU ARE FIRE. YOU ARE GODDESS. YOU DESERVE THE WORLD.
  14. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    I don't think so, at all. I got into several funded MAs a few years ago without first having conferences, or an honors thesis, etc. I worked hard during my MA to go to conferences, write a thesis, and eventually published one of my thesis chapters in a good journal in my field. Don't compare your timeline to anyone else's!! That's my biggest piece of advice.
  15. victoriansimpkins

    2019 Applicants

    I was admitted to Nebraska, but waitlisted for funding. They said there's at least one person before me left on the waitlist, and that they're just not sure yet which way it'll go.
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