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17 minutes ago, JaneLWH said:

My area of interest is British Romanticism (and, within the field, I'm interested in the intersections between poetry and aesthetic theory as well as poetry and philosophy, in addition to certain deconstructive approaches). UNC was a bit of a stretch for me fit-wise. I decided to apply though because of one particular professor though and current graduate students studying there who specialize in Romanticism. What's your period?

Honestly I don't really have a 'period' as such - the research I want to do kind of sits at the intersection between dream studies, cognitive neuroscience and literature/creative writing practices. A very unusual area, I know 😅 UNC is one of my top choices, they seem to have a lot of professors that kind of live in that realm of research between psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and literature. 

However, I also have a sinking feeling that my very odd niche might be the downfall of my applications this season. 😬

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In at Davis!!! My first English acceptance of this cycle. Really exciting and particularly validating since I was rejected from their program in my last app cycle. I'm so happy! Funding details to com

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1 hour ago, A Small Raven said:

Honestly I don't really have a 'period' as such - the research I want to do kind of sits at the intersection between dream studies, cognitive neuroscience and literature/creative writing practices. A very unusual area, I know 😅 UNC is one of my top choices, they seem to have a lot of professors that kind of live in that realm of research between psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and literature. 

However, I also have a sinking feeling that my very odd niche might be the downfall of my applications this season. 😬

I don't think being "odd" is necessarily a disadvantage. I've been apprehensive, too, chiefly because I'm still an undergraduate and therefore haven't had time to develop my research interests extensively. I have thus far been rejected by two programs, but have received an invitation to an interview by another in spite of what I fear some would describe as the "vagueness" of my interests. At any rate, I wish you good luck with your applications!

I'm actually wondering how many people applied to UNC this year. I don't know if it's true, but their website says they typically receive between 300 and 400 applications yearly!

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2 hours ago, Magic Lantern said:

Thank you! Turning off the wifi definitely helps! I actually feel a bit more energetic now after staying away from the result page/my mailbox for the weekend. I hope you had a restful weekend too! Wishing you all the best at the start of this new week. :) 

Yes!! And drinking Tanq and Fever Tree elderflower helps! Haha. But that's just me (yes, I am drinking now; happy Monday!) 😆

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8 minutes ago, jujubee said:

Yes!! And drinking Tanq and Fever Tree elderflower helps! Haha. But that's just me (yes, I am drinking now; happy Monday!) 😆

Big fan of the Lite Fever Tree too - and definitely have dug into the Sipsmith I got for Christmas. Cheers to good news over the next few weeks!

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I'm starting to get nervous for UGA! It's a top 3 choice for me (and my sister went to undergrad there so I LOVE the city). Historically, their results come out smack dab in the middle of February, as in this week or next. Go bulldogs!

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1 hour ago, kirbs005 said:

Big fan of the Lite Fever Tree too - and definitely have dug into the Sipsmith I got for Christmas. Cheers to good news over the next few weeks!

Yes!! I foresee in my buzzed state good news for everyone haha. Thanks and rooting for you, mate.

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So if Cornell waitlists have gone out does that mean that the two acceptances last week were the only ones? also the lone McGill acceptance? and also Yale?? I feel very confused and I thrive on information but none of it is clear and my poor lil portals are just sitting there undisturbed!! 

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2 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

In at Davis!!! My first English acceptance of this cycle. Really exciting and particularly validating since I was rejected from their program in my last app cycle. I'm so happy! Funding details to come, but it feels amazing to have multiple good offers on the table.

Congratulations!! That's so exciting and must feel like such a relief. Also a fantastic sense of retribution. 

I was raised in/lived in Davis for a while and still have family there/in the area, so if you have any questions about the town, send me a DM!

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5 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

In at Davis!!! My first English acceptance of this cycle. Really exciting and particularly validating since I was rejected from their program in my last app cycle. I'm so happy! Funding details to come, but it feels amazing to have multiple good offers on the table.

Congrats!! I'm accepted to Davis as well, also my first acceptance! Good luck with the rest of your applications :)

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1 minute ago, kirbs005 said:

Congratulations!! That's so exciting and must feel like such a relief. Also a fantastic sense of retribution. 

I was raised in/lived in Davis for a while and still have family there/in the area, so if you have any questions about the town, send me a DM!

It did make me emotional ngl because it feels like such a concrete marker of how much I've grown as a person/scholar and developed my research over the past few years. This one feels particularly personal, in a good way. I'll definitely be sending a DM your way 😊

1 minute ago, clara salmon said:

Congrats!! I'm accepted to Davis as well, also my first acceptance! Good luck with the rest of your applications :)

Ah! Congratulations to you! And same to you--where else are you applying? What are your areas of interest?

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1 minute ago, Bopie5 said:

It did make me emotional ngl because it feels like such a concrete marker of how much I've grown as a person/scholar and developed my research over the past few years. This one feels particularly personal, in a good way. I'll definitely be sending a DM your way 😊

Ah! Congratulations to you! And same to you--where else are you applying? What are your areas of interest?

I've been rejected from Cornell and currently waiting on Yale, UAlbany, Santa Barbara, and CUNY. My specializations are a bit all over but mainly environmental/ecocritical studies and food studies, with film/horror on the side. What do you do?! Let me know if you want to connect!

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32 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

In at Davis!!! My first English acceptance of this cycle. Really exciting and particularly validating since I was rejected from their program in my last app cycle. I'm so happy! Funding details to come, but it feels amazing to have multiple good offers on the table.

Congratulations! I'm so glad to see this cycle is going so well for you!

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33 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

In at Davis!!! My first English acceptance of this cycle. Really exciting and particularly validating since I was rejected from their program in my last app cycle. I'm so happy! Funding details to come, but it feels amazing to have multiple good offers on the table.

This just made my day-- have been rooting for you!!

 

Many congratulations!!

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Movement for UMich English has got me antsy enough to forget about the (totally expected) Cornell rejection... Wondering if the posted rejection was actually for English and Education, since results for that usually tend to come out earlier, and nobody else from the general programme seems to have heard anything? Either way, hoping we hear back soon... best of luck everyone, happy to see some of y'all getting very well-deserved acceptances!!

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1 hour ago, Bopie5 said:

In at Davis!!! My first English acceptance of this cycle. Really exciting and particularly validating since I was rejected from their program in my last app cycle. I'm so happy! Funding details to come, but it feels amazing to have multiple good offers on the table.

So happy for you! Congratulations!

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1 hour ago, clara salmon said:

I've been rejected from Cornell and currently waiting on Yale, UAlbany, Santa Barbara, and CUNY. My specializations are a bit all over but mainly environmental/ecocritical studies and food studies, with film/horror on the side. What do you do?! Let me know if you want to connect!

Very cool! We have some things in common--I do television studies, particularly reality television, particularly reality cooking competitions. So essentially a triangulation of television studies, food studies, and ethnic studies/theories of race/whiteness studies. But I also do horror film on the side lol. I'll DM you.

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1 hour ago, WildeThing said:

Congratulations! I'm so glad to see this cycle is going so well for you!

 

1 hour ago, queenofcarrotflowers said:

This just made my day-- have been rooting for you!!

 

Many congratulations!!

 

42 minutes ago, helloperil said:

congrats to the davis admits!

 

31 minutes ago, JaneLWH said:

So happy for you! Congratulations!

Thank you all so much. You're all so kind, I'm tearing up! ☺️ This has been such a journey and I'm very thankful for this supportive community we have here. I'm sure good news is on the way for all of you, if it hasn't come already. I can't wait to congratulate y'all!

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