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WildeThing last won the day on January 22

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  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
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    English/Comp. Lit
  1. Same here, meaning I will definitely be returning to Europe. Just waiting on Oxford to put me out of my misery.
  2. WildeThing

    19th Century Americanist Roll Call

    I SOMEtimes say I’m interested in the turn of the century, don’t know if that is marketable or not though.
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    Primary instructor

    No, it’s a separate class.
  4. Your move-in date will depend on your visa, but they don’t usually allow you to come a long time before the program starts.
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    2018 Acceptances

    If I had to guess, they're waiting for MA candidates to reject or accept, so you might be on an invisible waitlist for the MA.
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    2018 Acceptances

    The PhD program cohort has been finalized from what i understood when talking to them by phone.
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    Rhet/Comp 2018

    I actually called myself and was told that “most but not all” decisions have been made and that we should be hearing back in one week or two. I asked if some acceptancs were pending and was told that some decisions have not been finalized. Personally I take this to mean that acceptances are out and they’re waiting on responses before finalizing rejections but who knows.
  8. I don't know if anyone else is waiting on UCLA, but I just called and they expect decisions to be sent out shortly (as vague as that might be). They said decisions are made on a rolling basis but that a majority would be sent out in the first round, through the portal. They expected to have them sent by now but the complications with the system pushed them back. So, ultimately, no real news.
  9. Both. English departments are the largest and many comparatists do some English. No matter what your languages are, you will prbably be hired to teach just one. Without comparative lit departments or specialists, why should you be hired over someone who has specialized in that language? Considering the different combinations that one could do with comp, what are the odds that you will be hired to work on the one you studied? Departments usually hire someone to teach or cover a specific area and being a comparatist will limit you. That said, I applied anyway because I wanted to and job prospects aren’t exactly good anyway, no matter what you do. Also, I doubt that a comparatist from Yale will starve.
  10. I’ve said this before, but one of my professors, who is an active and leading member of the ACLA, actively discouraged me from getting into comp lit because fewer and fewer unis are hiring comparatists.
  11. I am assuming it’s a ‘no’, especially since there’s a waitlist on the board.
  12. WildeThing

    2018 Acceptances

    Early modernist and americanist at the same time probably means the rest of us can move on, barring a waitlist.
  13. WildeThing

    2018 Acceptances

    In your SOP did you lean towards American or other?
  14. WildeThing

    2018 Acceptances

    Congrats! That's awesome.
  15. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘different’, can yo be more specific?

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