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About breemartini

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    Newark, NJ
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    English Literature

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  1. breemartini

    2019 Applicants

    Today I received notice of acceptance to the MA program at NYU (as well as rejection from PhD). The offer comes with 60% of tuition covered, no help with fees/registration, and no stipend/benefits. Will most likely turn down, but happy to finally hear some news from this school!!
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    2019 Applicants

    Is anyone else still waiting on UC Davis, NYU, or Brown PhD? Still haven't heard a thing from any of these programs 🤒
  3. breemartini

    For those of us who haven't heard yet...

    Still waiting on UC Davis, Brown, and NYU for English PhD - although acceptances, rejections, and some waitlists have been out for a minute 🤒
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    Fall 2019 Visit Dates

    Duke: Feb 21-23 University of Alabama: February 28-March 2 Washington University (WUSTL): February 28-March 2 CU Boulder: Feb 28-March 1 Indiana University: March 1 Queen's University: March 1 U Wisconsin-Madison: March 3-5 SMU Interview Visit: March 3-5 Illinois (Urbana): March 4-5 Stanford: March 6-8 UC Irvine: March 7-8 Northwestern: March 7-9 Saint Louis University: March 8 UC Santa Barbara: March 8 Florida State University: March 12 UC Santa Cruz: March 14 University of Minnesota: March 14-15 CUNY Graduate Center: March 15th UC Berkeley: March 16-18 Kansas: March 17-19 UVA: March 18-19 UPenn: March 19-21 Vanderbilt: March 21-22 UNC Chapel Hill: March 21-22 Rice University: March 21-23 BU: March 22 USC: March 24-26 Penn State: March 24-26 Rutgers: March 25-26 UT Austin: March 28-30 UC Davis: April 2 SUNY Buffalo: April 2-3 NYU: April 3-4 University of Washington: April 4-5 U Oregon: April 4-6
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    Last year I applied to one MA program abroad via Fulbright, and did not advance past the Semi-Finalist round (but was admitted to the graduate program without any real funding, and therefore could not attend). I was definitely bummed, but ended up applying to/being admitted to a one-year AmeriCorps Tutor program in lieu of grad school. Highly recommend this experience if you are looking to: gain more "hard" workplace experience/skills; potentially move to a new city for a year; meet/make new friends and expand your networking circle; and learn a lot about yourself and your goals in the process. I think this addition to my resume/CV definitely helped my applications. My specific program includes housing/utilities, stipend, and a $5-6k education award upon fulfillment of the one year commitment which can be applied to loans and/or future schooling. Happy to chat with anyone looking for opportunities like this! Also look into this potential opportunity, for those in the Los Angeles area: https://www.thebroad.org/dap
  6. breemartini

    Balance Work and App?

    Hello! I started my first full-time job in August of last year, and my application season felt impossibly overwhelming at times. That being said - I felt like I absolutely covered all of my bases by the time I hit 'submit.' My biggest advice (especially if you are applying to more than a few programs): create your own handwritten chart/checklist for deadlines and program requirements, as early as possible. This really helped me feel grounded/organized, and prevented me from feeling frantic. I can share my layout if that would help!
  7. breemartini

    2019 Acceptances

    @The Wordsworthian thank you!! maybe we can PM soon about offer details?
  8. breemartini

    2019 Acceptances

    Also my first acceptance yesterday! congratulations : - )
  9. breemartini

    2019 Applicants

    @mwils15 congratulations to you as well! : ) Broad focus is Postcolonial and Transnational Literatures; more specific focus is magical realism/feminism in Latin American and Afro-Latinx fiction, poetry, and performance : ))
  10. breemartini

    2019 Applicants

    Today I was rejected by Columbia (email to check portal), waitlisted at CUNY (a nice email with an invitation to an open house mid-March), and accepted to University of Washington with funding! I'm overwhelmed :,)
  11. breemartini

    2019 Applicants

    @trytostay ahh hopefully you're right!
  12. breemartini

    2019 Applicants

    I also have not heard back from any programs yet! : / I see that some Columbia rejections have gone out, so not sure if continued radio silence represents a glimmer of hope for that program.
  13. breemartini

    2019 Applicants

    Thank you! : 0 ) Two fantastic (and foundational) magical feminism texts are Their Dogs Came With Them by Helena Maria Viramontes and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. I am currently making my way through a collection of short stories by García Márquez - his stories are always a safe bet. Borges also has a ton of short stories that are must-reads. I love your goal of moving to Chicago! It is definitely unhealthy and unrealistic to attach your worth to this application cycle. Your worth is tied to all of your great ideas and how you move forward with them, independent of institutions! If I am not admitted to any programs, I would move back home to Los Angeles and work towards landing a job that would help me gain more experience leading creative projects that are social-justice oriented. I really want to connect my love for art and writing with my desire to help young people from underrepresented backgrounds.
  14. breemartini

    2019 Applicants

    Hello everyone! I graduated in December 2017 with a BA in English. I am currently an AmeriCorps Tutor in Newark, NJ with MMUF, the Leadership Alliance, Sigma Tau Delta, and a variety of professional experiences under my belt. I was also a Semi-Finalist for a Fulbright Taught Masters. This is my first time applying to PhD programs, and it was definitely more intense than I expected - I learned a lot about my organizational skills in the process, and I am happy/proud to have finished everything with a bit of time to spare. A very brief description of my research aspirations: I hope to center my studies around magical realism and magical feminism in Latin American and Afro-Latinx diasporic fiction, poetry, and performance. I intend to evaluate how textual elements of magical feminism are physically manifested in performances, and how performative spaces foster the creation of writer-activist communities that are continuously in conversation with the original works. Regardless of results, everyone should feel accomplished for making it to this point. I hope that the new year motivates us all to stay productive with personal/professional projects in the interim - I know I am devoting some time this month to ground myself by re-establishing some long-term goals that will not be affected by upcoming acceptances and/or rejections. Sending love and best-wishes ?
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    Fulbright 2018-2019

    I called their offices on the day of the transcripts deadline, and the woman I talked to let me know that Fulbright will only reach out if your transcripts have not been received. She also said that any holds up in this process are not cause for disqualification.

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