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  1. Last year it was right about October for me.
  2. Hi all. Just wondering how much editing is permissible between a paper as given at conference and subsequent publication in a post-conference volume (NOT talking about proper journal publication here)? I’ve got a conference paper that’s a bit more conversational and informally structured, which makes for good talking but not so much reading, and since I’ve never had to deal with this kind of “publication” before, I’m just wondering how much editing it would be acceptable for me to do for this second part of the affair. Whether any extra referencing/argumentation would be permissible...
  3. I second the fact that it might help you, given your background, to stress interdisciplinarity in your applications. It's awesome you love American modernism (that's my field, too!) but you don't necessarily need to be fully immersed in all the intricacies of the field at this stage. The experience you've likely gained from your women's studies, philosophy, and creative writing classes have probably also fed into your interest in modernism. It's a good idea to think about what attracts you in that field, what would you like to learn more about, and then try to address how your studies in these other humanities fields may have prepared you to conduct the kind of study you're eager to do in modernism. I can relate to where you are right now; 3 of my 4 undergrad years were devoted to a wildly different field (and it wasn't even in the humanities) so when it finally hit me that this is what I truly wanted to do, I felt at a loss because I had taken some English classes and kind of knew what I was interested in. At that time, I was applying to MA programs, and the best piece of advice I received over and over was not to shy away from the work I had done in my other field, but to embrace it and articulate how those experiences got me to where I was, and how they could make my scholarly insight fresh, unique, or interesting. The bottom line is, no one on this forum will be able to tell you definitively whether you should or shouldn't pursue a second MA; that decision is entirely up to you. However, you should not feel like you'd be seriously lacking from a formal point of view if you chose to forego that option. There are plenty of ways to make yourself into a strong PhD applicant given the academic history you do have. 🙂
  4. I took the subject test a couple of times and in my experience, I always got scores back strictly at the 4 or 5 week (I think?) mark that they indicate as their wait time for results. Though you do have to remember that if you wait to see your result before sending the score report to your schools, you have to add an additional 5 days for processing.
  5. I think the general consensus here is going to be that GRE tests (both general & subject) are worthless and unless you are required to submit scores for an application, it's best to not waste precious time on something that won't get more than a cursory look-over.
  6. If you are set on getting the PhD, then I agree that a second MA might not be very helpful (especially if you'd have to pay for it). Perhaps taking the time to speak to your professors/advisors/other graduate students and focus on preparing the strongest PhD applications you can manage would suit you better. If you don't mind my asking, what is pulling you toward a second MA, specifically, if you already know you want to go on to a PhD?
  7. I agree with @Glasperlenspieler in that it might be worth your time to look into English programs as well. From my time spent looking at faculty pages, there is a lot of work being done on all of these topics in traditional English departments, not just Comp Lit.
  8. I just got an email from a professor who was on the adcom at my program, reaching out... just because? This isn’t someone I mentioned as a POI but it seems they just wanted to reach out as a friendly contact of sorts in the program, and I’m a bit confused as to how to respond to this... any tips?
  9. I feel this! Every few days I keep wanting to clean out my PhD docs folder because all those SOP and WS drafts and other clutter are taking up unnecessary space, but I just can’t bring myself to do it because a small paranoid voice in my head whispers ‘are you suuure? what if admissions get revoked, though? what if funding gets cut? you never know what can happennnnn....ssss’. 😂
  10. Thank you, all! I’m off to celebrate with some eclairs!
  11. Accepted off the Michigan waitlist! Beyond thrilled.
  12. Thank you! And fingers crossed for you, as well!
  13. When I emailed them to ask about the specifics they said their list wasn’t ranked and didn’t really give any more info as to how the decision-making process would be handled. So I’m really just at sea over here hoping so hard that just maybe I won’t get shut out this year.
  14. Think it’s time to start freaking out now that the first waitlist acceptance has been posted for Michigan... 😬
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