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  1. Hi, Of late, I have developed an interest in reading literature based on posthumanism and bioethics, but being analyzed from the perspective of literature and not science. I am keen on knowing the names of some theorists in these areas and names of works that you would recommend by them. I know of Donna Haraway and N.Katherine Hayles but that's about it. I'd also appreciate knowing which universities in the US (both in the departments of English and Media Studies) are doing work in these areas.
  2. Thank you ...Congratulations to you too My research interests primarily are postcolonialism, gender studies and posthumanism
  3. Yeah, the funding packages and stipends are comparable taking into account the expenses of a big city. To be honest, Pitt's offer may be marginally low but they are giving me a fellowship the first year whereas Iowa wants me to start teaching from the first year itself
  4. Hello All, As the title above explains, I have offers for PhD in English from both these places. I got off the waitlist at both these places and now I must decide within a few hours which one to go to. I would sincerely appreciate any kind of feedback on the English programs of these two places since my preferences for advisors etc. are more or less the same in these places. Any help at all is appreciated, so please be generous...
  5. ETA: would sincerely appreciate any kind of feedback on the English programs of these two places
  6. Hello All, As the title above explains, I have offers for PhD in English from both these places. I got off the waitlist at both these places and now I must decide within a few hours which one to go to. I would really, sincerely appreciate any kind of feedback from on the English programs of these two places since my preferences for advisors etc. are more or less the same in these places. Any help at all is appreciated, so please be generous...
  7. I am interested in the courses on Post Colonial Theory and Weimar Cinema. Could you suggest some locations close to the campus or on campus where rent is cheap enough for a single tenant.
  8. Somebody on another thread on this forum for Florida acceptances mentioned that all TAs receive subsidized health insurance owing to the graduate assistants united union. Is that good?
  9. This is what I have understood of my funding offer from Dr. Dobrin over the phone as I am yet to receive that acceptance letter. A fellowship of $10,781 for the first year and TA with a 1/1 teaching load the next 3 years after that. I cannot recall if anything had been mentioned about health insurance. I understand that there are many competitive fellowships that one can apply for (as per the website). I'd appreciate your feedback on this funding package in relation to living expenses in Gainesville, Florida.
  10. @bluecheese My message sending options are not working so here goes, this is what I have understood of my funding offer from Dr. Dobrin as I am yet to receive that acceptance letter. A fellowship of $10,781 for the first year and TA with a 1/1 teaching load the next 3 years after that. I cannot recall if anything had been mentioned about health insurance. I understand that there are many competitive fellowships that one can apply for (as per the website). I'd appreciate your feedback on this funding package in relation to living expenses in Gainesville, Florida.Hi as mentioned earlier, this i
  11. I was informed of my acceptance and funding package when I called up the English Graduate Office on the 8th of March. Dr. Dobrin, graduate coordinator, had said an email would soon follow but I am yet to receive anything. Therefore, I can PM you what I *think* I understood of my offer as I was pretty excited and speechless and dazed all at once when I received the news and its been a while since then.
  12. ETA: I mean is Gainesville relatively cheap in terms of transportation cost, living expenses etc.?
  13. Can you tell me if its possible to live off the fellowship offered by UF in the first year and what's the teaching load like? Is Florida relatively affordable? The rent listings for the different graduate housing arrangements seem quite steep if we're not allowed to take roommates. I could PM you my fellowship offer if that helps
  14. @ComeBackZinc I did but since I am an international student I don't know if the names of the universities posted here are well respected and the frequency of getting tenure tracks is standard or below average. Perhaps you could shed some light on this based on this link?
  15. I am an international applicant and I have recently been accepted into the PhD program at University of Florida with a fellowship offer the first year and a TA for the next 3 years (I have an MA). My question is with regards to the reputation of the program in the field of English programs. I know it is ranked 52 on the US News rankings but I guess I need more information than just figures and numbers. What has their placement record been like in the last few years and those who have been placed do they generally get tenure track? P.S.: my area of interest is posthumanism , postcolonialism
  16. I don't know if its appropriate to ask this question here but please humor me on this one. I am an international applicant and I have recently been accepted into the PhD program at University of Florida with a fellowship offer the first year and a TA for the next 3 years (I have an MA). My question is with regards to the reputation of the program in the field of English programs. I know it is ranked 52 on the US News rankings but I guess I need more information than just figures and numbers. What has their placement record been like in the last few years and those who have been placed do they
  17. @ sebastianteddy I'm sorry to hear of the reply to your e-mail. But looking at your signature one can safely say you've come up trumps this season and have some great choices to choose from!! I still hope UF turns out to be an acceptance for you and will be rooting for you!
  18. Thanks @sebastianteddy and @mobydick Yes I know it has been a long wait for the UF notifications. I myself called them out of sheer desperation and was fully expecting to be told nothing of much use. Although Dr. Dobrin told me I'd been accepted, the pessimist in me wants to see the e-mail for concrete proof Coincidentally, 32 years ago,my parents got their PhDs from UF !! so this is doubly sweet for me @mobydick whereelse did you apply this season?
  19. I called up their office and was directed to the grad secretary as well. She said she'd seen my name somewhere and I assumed she was referring to the e-mails I'd sent her prior to submitting my application asking her many questions. She kept me on hold for a while and I assumed she'd forgotten . She then came back and said she was transferring the call to the graduate coordinator , I presumed at that point that they'd lost my application or something. and...THANK YOU!! it's a great relief no doubt to know that I atleast have one acceptance I have still not received my e-mail from
  20. I called up UF on Friday night (it was morning there, owing to the time difference) and was shocked and thrilled to be notified by Professor Sidney Dobrin, graduate coordinator, that my name was at the top of the acceptance list!! He further mentioned that acceptances will be e-mailed next week (this week) and explained my funding package to me. Really excited as he was very kind and forthcoming with the things the adcomm loved about my application and since his area is posthumanism too, he'd read my WS and loved it!! I'm guessing everyone will be notified very soon. P.S. they have an
  21. @mobydick: Mine is essentially postcolonialism, gender studies and digital humanities.
  22. @HHEoS Congrats to you too on the OSU waitlist and your other acceptances. I know things are unpredictable at this stage. If you don't mind could you please PM me the PDF regarding the TA funding that you have received from Prof. Garcha. Like Zachary said, it is something to look at while we wait for further news. Thanks.
  23. @HHEoS : I got my e-mail from Prof. Garcha this morning informing me that I have been waitlisted at OSU. However, he mentioned that the waitlist is unranked and I did not receive the PDF that you have mentioned. I wanted to confirm this news since you mentioned that Prof. Garcha has informed you of your position on the list. Shoul I e-mail him about mine after he's explained that it is unranked? Or does it mean that my chances of admission are low?
  24. Once the decision status has rolled over to "Decision Made" could someone help me as to how I can view the decision on their ApplyYourself webpage. They asked me to wait one business day and I assumed it would turn into a hyperlink today but no such luck. Please help, the suspense is horrible!
  25. Hello All, First off, congratulations to everyone on this forum who've received good news and to those, still in the lurch, well...join the club . I am generally a lurker on this forum but I find myself in a weird situation and thought of seeking the help of the gradcafe members here. I am international applicant to the PhD program in English at US universities this year. Pittsburgh U is one of my top choices as its a great fit with my research interests and the faculty and the program is excellent. Unfortunately, I received an e-mail from the DGS saying I have been waitlisted and furt
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