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mandelbulb last won the day on March 15 2019

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    Literature PhD

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  1. you'll have an MA before you start, so it should be fine. if you want to be sure, email the program. unless your MA is in a totally unrelated field, it seems like the work you're doing in your MA would be great additions to your PS.
  2. UC Riverside lists YA and Children's literature under faculty specializations, so a program to look into.
  3. i finally put down a security deposit in a place in san diego. i'm glad all of us are checking our boxes one by one!
  4. i agree with both of the above. you might think about just using all the LORs at your disposal. since we've had a few discussions here about how the writing style of UK LORs can seem less unenthusiastic than the style in the US, i think i'd advise you to submit 3 letters from your undergrad institution and 1 letter from your UK institution (your thesis advisor, preferably).
  5. tbh, i think ranking should only matter in in the sense that the more well-known or well-regarded a program could help in the indefinite future, but there's really no absolute knowing and you can't really control that. apply to the programs with professors whose research interests align the most with your research interests. if you get into more than one program, worry about rankings then. so tl;dr fit > ranking always
  6. hey y'all. just want to pop by and offer myself up for anyone with questions about 1) applying during the last year of your MA, 2) applying after your MA, 3) applying again after being rejected the first time, 4) applying to MAs after being out of school for 5+ years/being older and applying, or 4) UCSD! if your research interests overlap with mine at all, i may have time to take a look at your SOP just DM. otherwise, i'll be lurking in case there's any question i can help answer.
  7. seems like i'll be taking: the biopolitical enlightenment, carribean poetics, and literary scholarship (the first of a set of required course). i'm pretty excited and terrified, though probably (absolutely) more terrified than excited lol
  8. i'm not doing anything specific, but i have a lot of things planned! going to a science fiction writing conference in may, then a science fiction research conference in june. a trip to europe in july, as well as possibly opening a speculative fiction short story/poetry magazine. i haven't really talked with the person i hope will be my adviser, as she has seemed incredibly busy with personal projects, but i plan to take a class with her my first year and foster our working relationship when i'm on campus i guess, more or less, i'm just continuing on with my life as it is and trying not t
  9. one thing to note--i applied to berkeley's film PhD and didn't get a rejection, and when i reached out, they said they'd sent notifications. i reiterated i hadn't received anything, not even in my portal, and so she did some investigating and found out there'd been a glitch that'd affected not only me but a few other students. the hold up on the notifications could have nothing to do with the program itself and everything to do with the grad school. just something to keep in mind!
  10. or you could apply to one or two more schools and increase your chance of being accepted somewhere.
  11. i bet your sincerity definitely came through! get some bubbles in there and maybe a glass of wine...
  12. you really think it's worth it to pay $160 for a two point increase? wow lol
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