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CanadianEnglish

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About CanadianEnglish

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  • Birthday November 10

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  • Location
    Iowa
  • Interests
    Late 20th Latin American Literature, Postcolonial, Transnational, Caribbean Literature, Female voices under dictatorships, Settler Narratives,
  • Application Season
    Already Attending
  • Program
    MA English

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  1. Hello everyone, I am applying for PhD programs in English Literature for Fall 2020 and I'm getting stuck on where to apply. I have a multitude of scholars that I absolutely love and have followed for some time, but there's a problem - they're all retired. Is there a way to find other scholars who have worked under other scholars? Trying to find people who worked under Jean Franco, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, and Homi Bhabha to name a few. Has anyone else had this problem in the past? I focus mostly on Latin American and Caribbean lit, with a special focus in postcolonial and transnational if that helps at all. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! Thanks!
  2. CanadianEnglish

    2018 Acceptances

    Accepted to University of British Columbia! I’m so excited I have offers to choose from but they all have their plus and minuses and I am so gosh darn stressed out about choosing which one!
  3. CanadianEnglish

    Canadian Masters in English Lit

    In at UBC for MA!
  4. So glad this thread exists! Has helped a lot! I’m currently only applying to MA programs, as I didn’t think I was quite ready to jump into a straight PhD program (or good enough for that matter). I have 2 really great offers so far, Iowa State and N.C. State, and I’m having a tough time deciding (also pretty sure i will get rejected from the other schools I haven’t heard from yet). All the signs point to Iowa State in terms of location, funding, department support, overall good vibes etc. BUT there’s no one in the faculty that specializes in what I’m interested in. I’m postocolonial, and although there’s profs who dabble in power literature, environmental literature, racial theory etc, there’s no poco prof like there was at my BA. So for MA programs, is it completely necessary to have a professor who has the same, or very similar interest to yours? That’s mostly the reason that’s holding me back to commit to anything right now
  5. CanadianEnglish

    2018 Acceptances

    I emailed the DGS to know the status of my application. She sent me an email saying that I was accepted with funding, but no "formal" offer yet. But I do have a phone call with her tonight! From the sounds of her email, it seemed as though they were sending out other acceptances (MA particularly) this week.
  6. CanadianEnglish

    2018 Acceptances

    Got into Iowa State!!!
  7. CanadianEnglish

    Canadian Masters in English Lit

    I contacted the DGS for UBC and they replied: "I'm in the midst of contacting applicants now: you should hear from me next week". So I don't know if that means that they updated all their accepted applicants now and I'm being rejected next week or what... But at least I'll hear either way by next week! Good luck everyone!
  8. CanadianEnglish

    2018 Acceptances

    Congrats! If you don't mind me asking, did you apply for the PhD or MA program? Kentucky is my top choice so I'm going to be a nervous wreck for the next couple days!
  9. CanadianEnglish

    2018 Acceptances

    Thanks! I submitted mine a week before the application was due. But I'm also an international student, so my acceptance also came with a "Hey congrats, but also fill out this finance sheet and international visa application so we know you can actually come here and be able to afford it" type of thing. So they might have sent out the international students admissions first, and then they move on to domestic? Good luck and I hope you hear from them soon!
  10. CanadianEnglish

    2018 Acceptances

    Got into North Carolina State!!!! WOOOOOO
  11. I am starting to get really worried. I've only received one acceptance so far, and that's the only communication I've heard from any school. Four of my schools have contacted others of their acceptance so far (Penn state, Iowa state, Oregon state, NC State) and I haven't received any info. Do schools send their rejections so much later than the acceptances?
  12. CanadianEnglish

    Canadian Masters in English Lit

    My UBC portal says "Submitted" at first, and then when I click "Manage" it shows that my status is "In Progress". Sometimes you kind of have to dig around the application portal to find another status other than submitted!
  13. Ugh right?! Very cruel indeed. I'm starting to get angry at myself for not applying to schools who notify earlier, that's how crazy I'm getting. Two of my schools' applications aren't even due until tomorrow! ahhh
  14. CanadianEnglish

    2018 Acceptances

    I don't know if this has been discussed or not, but do you guys know if schools send out the waitlist at the same-ish time as the acceptances? I know rejections can some sooner, or much later and it's usually all over the map for school, but what about waitlists? Also, congrats on all the acceptances today! Hopefully, the rest of the week goes well for everyone!
  15. CanadianEnglish

    2018 Acceptances

    I honestly don't know... I didn't look too much into UofM funding because I get tuition reimbursement for any program in Manitoba since I'm an indigenous person of Canada and my tribe is located in MB. But I do know that they offer scholarships and fellowships to students. TAships mostly go to PhD students
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