Jump to content

dilby

Members
  • Content Count

    170
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    8

dilby last won the day on February 28

dilby had the most liked content!

1 Follower

About dilby

  • Rank
    Latte

Profile Information

  • Pronouns
    he / him
  • Location
    Texas
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    PhD Literature / Cinema Studies

Recent Profile Visitors

2,821 profile views
  1. Yeah, I haven't heard from either department I'll be affiliated with. But I'm planning to email the DGSes soon to let them know about some conflicts with required orientation events. I imagine they would be the best point of contact for you as well!
  2. Western and Postcolonial Marxist Cultural Theory, Literature and Philosophy from Locke to Kant, the Film department's required theory seminar (taught by Dudley Andrew!!) and one additional film course (the list isn't out yet). Although I should say that at Yale they have something called "Shopping" which is a two-week period at the start of the semester where you can sit in on classes before deciding whether to fully register. So who knows!
  3. I just signed my lease in New Haven! At the beginning of June, I'll be moving out to the Texas countryside for three months to perform Shakespeare plays all summer, and then I'll be making a very condensed move to the northeast, just in time for registration.
  4. I'd check in with your profs. Some of them will probably want their students to be reading the same edition so you can all easily talk about the same parts and not have people trying to figure out what page they need to be looking at.
  5. I got a 4 on AW. I don't think it mattered at all!
  6. Hi there! I work on animation, so I feel we may have similar experiences in this regard. No university that I know of offers a PhD in Animation Studies or Comics Studies. But you may find scholars who work in American Studies, Art/Art History, Literature, or Visual Studies programs whose research aligns with your interests. It may be worth reaching out to these people and asking about what's happening in comics studies at their institution. Off the top of my head, departments that might be flexible enough to accommodate a PhD in comics studies include Stanford (either Modern Thought and Literature or Art History) and Rochester's Visual and Cultural Studies PhD program.
  7. You really did it! Such wonderful news, congratulations I plan to be in the Cville/Staunton area many times to see plays at the American Shakespeare Center in the next 6-7 years. Perhaps we will rub elbows.
  8. Hello, that's one hell of a username you've got there. I would actually see this as more of an advantage to your application than a setback, unless the faculty member left on really bad terms with the DGS? but I would hope that these people would be willing to set aside their petty grievances in the name of finding applicants who are a great fit for the program. Being a faculty member at one of your departments would give a recommender key insights into the character and atmosphere of the institution. They would have an easier time making an argument for why you are precisely the kind of student the department needs, and help you craft your profile and SoP to fit the bill. Maybe there's something I'm not considering, but I would see this as a big plus.
  9. It may depend where you'd be living during your gap year(s). I've had two delightful years off, but I'm also living in Austin, where it's really easy to find a job and where many of my friends, family and mentors are located. My time away from school has allowed me to read outside of my research area while clarifying why, exactly, I want to get my PhD. But, as everyone has been saying, one can only really base their advice on their own experience.
  10. Just formally declined my waitlist spot at Rice — I am 99% sure that this is going to cause some movement, if someone out there is waiting.
  11. I couldn't have put it better myself. I just accepted my offer at Yale — see you in New Haven?
  12. I also wonder how it works between semester-based schools like Yale and quarter-based schools like Chicago/Stanford — do they just fudge it and say "a seminar is a seminar"?
  13. Word on the street is that Columbia made offers to something like 35 people this year. I'm not sure how many people will have to turn them down in order to get the waitlist moving, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of you 🤞
  14. Congratulations!! It really felt like such a great fit for your work during the visit weekend. I am still super torn, but if I move off the waitlist there's still a good chance I'll be joining you.
  15. Yes! I had a great visit to Yale but, get this—I am still strongly considering Rice! That's a big decision, so I've got lots of phone calls to make and emails to write before I'm comfortable pulling the trigger either way. (Of course, I haven't even been admitted to Rice, so doing my best not to jinx anything here). You were there during my visit, so you definitely got a sense of how happy I was and how much I fit in with just about everyone I talked to. This is definitely where Rice has a leg up on Yale, where the overall atmosphere was a little stuffier and more self-important than I'd prefer. Although of course that doesn't apply to everyone I met, and some of the professors I talked to were really warm, honest and helpful. And their work is really exciting, and meshed well with my own interests. My academic and academia-adjacent friends and mentors are going to get a lot of questions from me in the next couple of days, to be sure.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.