kdcristobal

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    Anglo-American literature, comics and graphic novels, pop culture, religion, American Studies, Philippine Studies, communication theory, music, songwriting, art history, Japanese literature, European literature, classic Hollywood films, RuPaul's Drag Race
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    MA English Studies: Anglo-American Lit.
  1. Question on writing research on Chaucer

    Hello there! This is my first semester as an MA English Literature student. I'm currently working on a final paper for a class on Chaucer, and I'm thinking of writing one on The Wife of Bath, framed by performance studies. What I'm uncertain of, however, are two issues: Can we connect historical figures and their lives with literature as one of the sections of papers? I'm thinking of how Alisoun of Bath performs her sexuality and connecting it to a life of a female historical figure from the period. Also, stupid question, but are we to follow the format of journal articles when it comes to citation? Or is it all right to stick to MLA? Thank you!
  2. How do I develop future specializations (MA English lit.)?

    Oh, wow! I do apologize for being remiss in replying. I wasn't able to get a notification email from the site. Maybe I haven't turned on the notification option. This is impressive and so very detailed! Thank you for this incredibly helpful and detailed answer. I'm planning to complete a year-and-a-half in our graduate program before taking the GRE/TOEFL and applying to American grad school programs. We do have a gender studies institute and a women's studies institute. What we don't have is a religious studies department. This is quite complicated in the Philippines, because we do tend to veer off into extremes (e.g. Catholicism and extreme liberalism-secularism-humanism). But I do get your point! I am planning to take Sociology classes, and I'm already thinking about tangents to make my papers have a basis or foundation on my research interests. Yes! Thank you. I've joined the American Studies Association of the Philippines which holds annual conferences. I'm definitely planning to write papers on the subjects I've mentioned. As for teaching, I have this gut feeling that I'm not that quite ready yet. But I will try applying after a term or two! Thank you, once again, for these specifically helpful tips. I'll certainly take note of this and bookmark this!
  3. Good day, everyone! I'm Karla from the Philippines, and I just graduated from my university's Speech Comm. program in June. I recently got accepted into our university's MA English Studies Program as an Anglo-American Studies major. You see, I've only taken 5 upper-level English courses, an introductory course in Comparative Literature, and a Critical Theory course (from Antiquity to the British Romantics) in Comparative Literature. As I haven't had formal training in literary theory because of a limited number of electives under my BA program, I've mostly been an autodidact when it comes to literary theory. I'll be entering the MA program come January 2018. And I feel as if--since I'm not an English major (despite the fact that I do read voraciously)--my intended research topics for the program are limited. I know that I have an affinity for 20th century American literature, Romantic poetry, Modern British Literature, comics, and the suburbs, I've only seemed to have half-developed topics I might want to do research on, which can be multidisciplinary. Here are some of my specific interests: religion and cults in American culture American suburbia depictions of mental illness for the female performing gender and queerness pop culture advertising My question is this: how can I further develop future research interests? I have this idea of tracing confession in poetry and American music, connecting advertising with the American Romantics, and analyzing reality shows and classic Hollywood in connection with American literary history. Additionally, would you be able to recommend journals which specialize in these areas? Would I be able to have access to them? Thank you so much, and I would appreciate illuminating insights from you.
  4. Good day, everyone! I'm Karla from the Philippines, and I just graduated from my university's Speech Comm. program in June. I recently got accepted into our university's MA English Studies Program as an Anglo-American Studies major. You see, I've only taken 5 upper-level English courses, an introductory course in Comparative Literature, and a Critical Theory course (from Antiquity to the British Romantics) in Comparative Literature. As I haven't had formal training in literary theory because of a limited number of electives under my BA program, I've mostly been an autodidact when it comes to literary theory. I'll be entering the MA program come January 2018. And I feel as if--since I'm not an English major (despite the fact that I do read voraciously)--my intended research topics for the program are limited. I know that I have an affinity for 20th century American literature, Romantic poetry, Modern British Literature, comics, and the suburbs, I've only seemed to have half-developed topics I might want to do research on, which can be multidisciplinary. Here are some of my specific interests: religion and cults in American culture American suburbia depictions of mental illness for the female performing gender and queerness pop culture advertising My question is this: how can I further develop future research interests? I have this idea of tracing confession in poetry and American music, connecting advertising with the American Romantics, and analyzing reality shows and classic Hollywood in connection with American literary history. Additionally, would you be able to recommend journals which specialize in these areas? Would I be able to have access to them? Thank you so much, and I would appreciate illuminating insights from you.