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This is my first time to the MLA. I decide to submit regardless of my PhD situation....I am 0 for 4 and still waiting to hear back from three programs..... All PhD Rhetoric and Comp. The panel is in the special topics "Rendering the Visual". My ABSTRACT "Reassessing Dr. Seuss: War Propaganda and the use of Racist Caricatures in Political Cartoons." If I strike on the last three PhD programs, I plan to apply again this fall, revise my SOP and use this conference paper as my new sample paper, and the conference will look good on the vitae. I live in Salem Oregon, only 1.5 hours south from Vancouver....easy commute..... Something to look forward to :)

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I'm excited for you! Sounds interesting. Normally RMMLA is within a reasonable distance from Oklahoma - last year it was in Boulder, CO - but I couldn't justify it since I had to pay to go to the Midwest Victorian Studies Association conference in Cleveland next month. You'll love it!

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thatjewishgirl:  Thank you! This will also be my first academic paper presentation ( I have attended two  minor conferences here in Oregon...I gave  readings of my own poetry...)

 

Have you been accepted to any program?  I graduate in June from Portland State with my M.A. English....  still waiting on PhD notifications from  Arizona, Washington State, and Louisiana.

 

Best, Ken

 

PS: I lived in Tulsa OK for a year!

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Ken, congrats on your first conference presentation! Now I wish I was going to RMMLA this year to give some support to a fellow grad cafer! I was horrified when only 5-ish people attended both my panels (Romanticism, I was surprised so few people were interested). I'm sure you'll be great, although I do remember being really nervous at my first conference five years ago.

 

And Yes. My husband and I were in the first rounds of acceptances at Louisiana State. We are beyond thrilled and plan to accept the offer. I've also been accepted to Georgia State and waitlisted at Univ. of Minnesota, and my husband was also accepted to Univ. of Nebraska and Michigan State. By Louisiana do you mean LSU or a different school?

 

Did you like Tulsa? What did you do while you were there? I live in OKC. I will miss this place.

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That is really great that you are both in the same program...

I have a pending application at Univ. of Louisiana - Lafayette...English Rhet and Comp. 

Yes, I moved to Tulsa because of the girl I was interested in talked me into moving from Oregon to Tulsa and to attend a college there..she was planing to go to college there also, but at the last moment she decided to attend a different school...so there I was in Tulsa..alone...and for some reason stayed for a year...met another girl ...worked and took classes at TJC.  ..broke up with the "other" girl...yadda yadda yadda..a year I would like to forget :)  Rule number one: Do not date while in COLLEGE! or pursuing graduate work! lol!

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Yes, for sure, you don't want to be that person who goes over on time! I always present a 7 page paper for 15 minutes and stay within the time limit each time. I average a page per two minutes with a little time left to spare.

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