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    2018 Fall
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    East Asian film/media

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  1. EALC 2018

    @NaitoBaron my current project is on repetitive tropes in Japanese horror cinema. I’m more broadly interested in how political/cultural ideas are expressed in cinema and pop media. Somewhere down the road I want to do anime and the transnational nature of pop media coming out of Asia...there’s a lot there! Hello @ystlum_chwilfrydig! Welcome to the party. I, too, have applied for several EALC PhDs. Good to see you here!
  2. EALC 2018

    @Riby great to have you on board! I'm a student of Japanese at the moment, but Korean is on my (admittedly long) list. As a film/media scholar I hope to eventually learn "for research"
  3. EALC 2018

    Woohoo! Congrats @NaitoBaron! Welcome @Riby! Good to see you here. What’s your area of study?
  4. EALC 2018

    Hey @kotatsumuri! I'm often here, just been hardcore lurking lately We are so close! It's such a relief to have you all to commiserate/share triumphs/anxieties with. Here's to hoping you hear back soon!
  5. EALC 2018

    Thanks @NaitoBaron! That's a lot of content right there I applied for PhDs at a wide range of schools and programs so I guess I'll just be sitting tight. The results boards are showing nothing until mid-February, anyway. Re: technologies I've never worked with digital humanities tech, but I'm a fast learner, and it might actually be very helpful to my research interests! Not too useful in an interview situation, but an interesting avenue of study! This waiting game is killing me! Best wishes to everyone. PS @costevens I'm impressed by your reasons to be pursuing EALC! Love how you put it -- that we're chasing a "romantic ideal" in many ways. Respect!
  6. EALC 2018

    It is so nice to see things so lively in the EALC forum!! Sorry if this was covered already, but what is the deal with interviews? I’m seeing some folks getting interviews to schools I applied to, and wondering if *not* having an interview is a sign of any kind... (ie should I prepare for the worst?) @NaitoBaron you’ve done a couple, right? Any hints from your experience?
  7. EALC 2018

    @kotatsumuri Thanks, and good luck! Treat yourself to a little well earned TLC when you’ve turned them in!
  8. EALC 2018

    Welcome @NaitoBaron! @kotatsumuri I just turned in 9/10 applications! Good luck with yours! Now the waiting game begins...
  9. @JacquelineY I'm having trouble with this too. I am American and I really don't know what to put in the diversity statement. It's complicated because diversity really depends on what your perspective is. I have a number of things I *could* put here (mixed race, multicultural household, from rural USA, homeschooled through 12th grade) but I'm not sure what Yale considers diversity. All these things are normal for me, lol. Sorry I can't be of more help to you, but be assured there are Americans who are equally confused.
  10. Positive Thoughts for a Pessimistic Day?

    @Psygeek OMG! Your post made me feel so much better! I have 7 more applications to go this round but I'm already having those bum waiting days. I'm so bad at waiting @quinessloopypun I am in the SAME boat, emotionally. Solidarity!
  11. EALC 2018

    @costevens Good luck on the exam! I don't know if you've taken it before, but I didn't find it to be too bad. Definitely easier than the SAT. And, as kyjin mentioned, I get the distinct impression that GRE scores are the least important part of the application.
  12. Media/Film studies applications

    @slouching I opened the UC Irvine application and it seems they do have a SOP — there is a place to attach one in the application. I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t require one! There’s no other way for a committee to really get to know the applicant, otherwise!
  13. EALC 2018

    @kotatsumuri good for you for choosing your 8! I've got a list of 5 or 6, unless someplace magical materializes at the last minute. I have been in touch with a number of POIs -- they have mostly been very open to conversation and have been quite helpful! Have other people been in touch with POIs? Would love to hear how it goes/went @costevens Good luck on your exam! How are SOPs going for you? I'm just starting on mine, and need solidarity XD
  14. Media/Film studies applications

    @machacreampuff I have indeed considered RSEA! From what research I've done I like the approach the Harvard programs take to film/media. @jrockford27 That's definitely an approach I hadn't considered, since I admit to looking primarily for programs with a emphases on Asia. I'll take a look at both Pitt and UC Irvine! Thanks much for your detailed suggestions Your work sounds fascinating, but I won't push you any more, for the sake of your secret identity! But I'm always glad to hear that there are film people out there -- my undergraduate institution had a decent but underdeveloped film program, so it's good to hear about other people's research.
  15. Media/Film studies applications

    Hey @jrockford27! Thanks for the response and suggestions. I'm hoping to stay within film & media studies (rather than do the opposite and work from EALC) for reasons of methodology. As of now I want to continue on with my undergrad honors thesis (post-WWII horror), which does apparently have a lot of study on it in western film, but not so much for Japan. What is your area of focus, if I may ask? I see you're already in school...