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  1. Same here, meaning I will definitely be returning to Europe. Just waiting on Oxford to put me out of my misery.
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    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

    So in my program pretty much everyone is a TA, only we don’t assist, we teach an entire class (some people more than one per semester). It just recently came to my attention that this might not be normal. Can anyone confirm that? How many TA positions involve being the primary instructor or at what stage do TAs shift from assisting to teaching (not that assisting isn’t teaching)?
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    Primary instructor

    No, it’s a separate class.
  5. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. I am assuming it’s a ‘no’, especially since there’s a waitlist on the board.
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    2018 Acceptances

    Early modernist and americanist at the same time probably means the rest of us can move on, barring a waitlist.
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    2018 Acceptances

    In your SOP did you lean towards American or other?
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    2018 Acceptances

    Congrats! That's awesome.
  16. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘different’, can yo be more specific?
  17. RE: Columbia, just called and asked and was told “no decisions have been made, they are still deciding, in fact they are deciding right now” and that decisions should be sent in the next few weeks. My read from that is that they are meeting today to discuss them so I hope we start hearing things next week, but who knows.
  18. I'm seeing a lot of CUNY rejections from the website but mine is showing nothing, anyone else?
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    2018 Acceptances

    Wooooooo!! Congrats!
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    Campus Visits

    If it’s set up and won’t cost you, I recommend going just in case. A place might surprise you with how good it is or maybe even up their offer if they really want you.
  21. 50% to everyone, an additional 10% fellowship, only tuition (no fees or stipend). That means about 26k out of pocket plus living expenses for 2 years or a year and a half. There are no fellowships you can apply for until you’re inside though there are competitive fellowships once you’re a student. No teaching opportunities, only possibility is a research assistantship with a member of faculty but those are also not available to incoming students. I can’t think of any other way to cover the expenses but 60% off tuition is the max the department will offer to anyone apparently.
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    2018 Acceptances

    I’m sorry, though barring me winning the lottery in the next few weeks I will likely be rejecting the offer so hopefully that helps you (or anyone else) out.
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    What makes research compelling?

    Jumping on the hate-to-read but love Lacan bandwagon.

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