B-612 Posted October 8, 2013 Share Posted October 8, 2013 Hi, everyone: I have an M.Div. from Vanderbilt and was wondering if this would be a hindrance to an application towards a doctoral program in English literature. My theological education has certainly shaped my approach to many things, including literature, but I'm wondering if this will make me a throwaway candidate or an interesting one. I studied religion because I was interested in the intersection between religion and gender/sexuality. I think in many senses literature offers more freedom to wrestle with those issues, though, and so thought I'd apply to study queer memoirs. Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit in particular is a favorite read of mine and her companion piece, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, which both deal with the coming out story of someone in the midst of an oppressive religious atmosphere. I'm also wondering if it would be easier to achieve a space in a PhD program if I proposed study in nonfiction vs fiction. Thanks for any and all feedback. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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