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So...I'm working on my Rutgers SOP right now. I've been planning on talking fairly extensively about Michael McKeon in my SOP, since he's kind of a huge deal in novel studies. However, I realized on his faculty page the following statement: "At Rutgers this Fall McKeon is teaching his fourth and final dissertation seminar on "Problems in Historical Interpretation for Literary Scholars," supported by the Mellon Foundation."

Does this mean McKeon is leaving? Should I take this to mean that? Should I, then, err on the side of caution and just not talk about him in my SOP? If he isn't leaving, that would seem like a HUGE oversight on my part. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!

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Breathe!!!!

I'll ask around the department tomorrow and see if I can get you a firm answer on whether or not he is leaving.

Aww, thanks! Although, I guess it will have to be in hindsight, since I have to submit my app tonight in order to get my LOR requests out before tomorrow. Hmph. I think I'll just include him in there, and if he is leaving I'll look like a lowly, misinformed undergrad. :blink:

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I'm a student in the department. Rest assured, he's not leaving! And good luck with your app!

Thank you! Man, I think I'm getting delusional. Every little thing I start rethinking again and again. After submitting my Rutgers app (and yes, I did talk about him, by god), I spent all night revising my writing sample for UT-Austin, just to decide at the last minute that I was too scared to actually submit it.

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Bdon, I don't mean to usurp your thread, but have you received your RUID yet? (I pronounce that as "RUDE" in my head and it makes me laugh.) What if we don't receive it by tonight's deadline? Does that mean we are allowed to uploaded our supporting documents after the 15th? But then wouldn't it be considered late? Argh, so confused and worried.

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Bdon, I don't mean to usurp your thread, but have you received your RUID yet? (I pronounce that as "RUDE" in my head and it makes me laugh.) What if we don't receive it by tonight's deadline? Does that mean we are allowed to uploaded our supporting documents after the 15th? But then wouldn't it be considered late? Argh, so confused and worried.

Bahaha, "rude." Have you gotten yours yet? I'm still waiting...

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