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About LOiseauRouge

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    New York
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    PhD French/Comp Lit

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  1. @lalaliMAC days are the visiting days for admitted students at NYU! I think that one is probably unique to NYU since we receive the MacCracken Fellowship ^^;
  2. Hi @lalali! I've really enjoyed my experience at NYU so far. There are tons of opportunities for professional development as well, whether it be in academia or looking at things outside of academia which has been nice. I do miss the in person events at La Maison and the dinners afterwards with the speakers and profs from the department! I would think you should hear back soon from NYU (can't speak to the current timeline but I heard back a week or two after interviewing two years ago and our MAC days should be sometime in early March).
  3. Hi guys, I'm a second year in NYU's French Lit program. Saw my FB grad groups going crazy waiting for results and thought I'd drop in here! Hope this admissions season is treating you as well as admissions season can!
  4. Have to write a couple articles within the next month and a half and I'm doing intensive language classes this summer. Going to try to do some online writing meetups to dedicate time to just working on the articles.
  5. LOiseauRouge

    New York, NY

    Hey, I know it's been years since you posted this, but any chance you could give me some Hoboken suggestions? I go to NYU but will be living with someone who studies at Stevens Institute for Technology in Hoboken so we were thinking about getting a place there.
  6. @Robert_Kerans What areas do you primarily research in, if you don't mind my asking?
  7. French Lit is a different department, but we work closely with IFS and the visiting day should be the same for PhDs in either, so I would imagine French will be sending out interview requests in the next couple weeks.
  8. Thank you! I’m actually hoping to have Dr. Usher as my dissertation director! He’s amazing!
  9. Hi everyone! I’m a French lit PhD at NYU. Last year, I received my interview invitation in early February and my decision in mid February. Hope I get some meet some of you!
  10. Hey! I applied last year and I'm at NYU now! From what I know, we don't have a lot of francophone specialists in the literature department, but the Institute for French Studies (at NYU) does. Our Francophone specialist in Lit sadly passed away unexpectedly this past year. I'm looking forward to hearing how the applications go for everyone this year! If anyone has questions about NYU or French in NYC feel free to hit me up! I think I started hearing back in early February.
  11. X'D I've been trying to do this, but they all spark joy T^T I love my books.
  12. Unfortunately I only have experience with France. I went to the post office there and asked them about different ways to send books. They had amazing rates for shipping French books internationally via plane (part of a spreading French around the world thing), but English books were too expensive to send via airmail, so they suggested I send my English books by boat. I packed the books and brought them and they shipped them out. They arrived 4-8 weeks later on the East Coast of the US in pretty good shape.
  13. Hey @Étudiantdefrançais11! Not sure if this is what you're looking for - but I had to choose between an MA and a PhD, both with generous funding. I talked to a couple professors and some peers in the MA program and decided to go straight to the PhD. My personal reasoning was that the PhD offers me more seminar choices and I would be able to get to know the professors I would be working with for my dissertation earlier on. I liked the idea of becoming established sooner than I would if I transferred in with the MA (though I do know people who have done MAs and are now in PhD programs and loved
  14. I had a 70 minute commute while in high school and a 90 minute commute in undergrad. The reason these commutes were manageable was because I was taking transit and could read/do hw on the buses/trains. Even still, it made going to campus an unpleasant experience. If I had something in the morning and then friends wanted to meet up in the afternoon (or even another class in the afternoon), I couldn't justify going back home and would end up stuck on campus all day. In graduate school, I'm going to be living a 20-minute walk from campus (for the first time since I was in elementary school) and I
  15. I individualized my gifts. I drew the medieval creatures from class for one of my recommenders, got another prof a giant pigeon (it was a class inside joke), and gave another prof a puzzle of the world that was very similar to discussions we had in class. I also gave them each hand-written notes with my non-school email address (in case my undergrad email disappears one day). They seemed to really appreciate the gifts.
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