andsoitgoes161 Posted January 21, 2012 Share Posted January 21, 2012 (edited) So on top of riding the waves of anxieties engendered by a perpetual assessment of whether or not our scholastic aptitude will be seen as promising by our most favored AdComm boards, I'm sure many of us are similarly pulling out hair and gnashing teeth over composing Master's or undergraduate theses. At least I know I am. Although I'm applying to Composition & Rhetoric PhD programs my thesis is somewhat literature-based, and since I think most in this forum are applying to literature programs I thought it could be cool to hear what you're all on working on/what your main research interests are if you've already completed a thesis. I'm interested to see if my thesis falls within similar milieus of your own literary interests, and maybe we can try to channel some of our anxieties over acceptances with what we know best--academic discussion! Given the extensive conversation about alcoholic beverages of choice in another thread, if we merge the two this could potentially be like our own virtual book club, haha. Anyhow, my thesis compares Walter Pater's solipsistic subject attempting to transgress the bounds of its confinement through art with the avenues in which George Eliot's Dorothea Brooke similarly attempts to escape the literal and figurative edifices created by the Victorian female's domestic identity. Anyone else into Victorian lit/aesthetic theory/George Eliot/etc? Anyone else even interested in the any of the topics proposed by this thread? The boozy book club at least has to be some sort of selling point... Edited January 21, 2012 by andsoitgoes161 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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