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I've had on my To Do List this thing... this thing where I have to create a bibliography of the works I'm going to need for my dissertation. And since I am rewriting my proposal from the ground up, most of the works on my qualifying exams list aren't really helpful or necessary anymore. Oh, sure, like 20 or 30 of them will come over, but I've needed to actually go start to outline the works I *will* need since last year.

Well today I finally got started on it! And found a bunch of dissertations that I am aching to read, including a monograph on one of the authors I would like to write about in my later chapters on feminist writers! It was very exciting!!

But I totally looked up and it was like an hour later and I have 10 citations. Which is good! Dont' get me wrong! But I'd meant to only sit down with the database for like 20 minutes, which is just laughable. Resaerch is awesome.

That's my life. Except that I totally read [personal profile] scarimonious's giggling and saw that [livejournal.com profile] entrenous88 had done a review of Sleepy Hollow and it sounded kind of hilarious, so, yeah, two episodes in I think I've adopted a new TV show. Not that I need anymore! But accents! Awesome cops! Headless Horsemen!!!

(yes, i know, this post has a lot of exclamation points. i think i'm feeling less sick finally, and it shows in the punctuation!)

Date: 2013-09-27 08:38 am (UTC)
scarimonious: ...is people (Hannibal - Ravenstag)
From: [personal profile] scarimonious
Sleepy Hollow is just the right mix of delightfully ridiculous and EPIC NOPE. My skin finally stopped crawling at creepy John Cho being the snarkiest demonic buttmonkey. I really hope it's not cancelled after one season.

Date: 2013-09-27 10:28 pm (UTC)
littleotter73: pondering (Default)
From: [personal profile] littleotter73
I watched the pilot episode of Sleepy Hollow because people were recommending it. I think it looks like great fun. Definitely want to watch the second episode. I usually give shows I am interested in four episodes to improve on the pilot if the pilot is crap or go down the toilet from there.

Good luck with the research and all. Sounds like you have things under control and what not. Why are you rewriting your proposal? Wasn't it accepted earlier?

Date: 2013-09-28 04:03 am (UTC)
biodamped: so many words ([adv] thesis hard)
From: [personal profile] biodamped
Oh god, can you explain to me how your program is structured? Because it's obviously so different from mine that I can't keep track of where you are in it. And DO I HEAR YOU on research. xD I lose whole days to it, how does it happen?

Glad you're feeling better honey. ♥

Date: 2013-09-28 11:29 pm (UTC)
biodamped: ([mr] elf-queen)
From: [personal profile] biodamped
Woah. That's... massively different. Mine's a phd by research, and I know some of our universities offer phd by publication, but I don't think any of them involve coursework at all. All I'm expected to do is read, research and write for three years. (Technically four, actually, but the scholarship only lasts three, and I'm trying to submit by the end date). I pick a panel of six prospective readers, three of whom will read my final thesis and mark it as either a pass without no changes, pass conditional on some changes, or non-pass with major reworking needed. I don't need to defend it to anyone, there are no exams, and as far as I know, publications aren't a requirement, they're an optional extra you can do if you have time and there are conferences for your area. I'd normally wonder if language phd's differ, but Reuben (my co-tutor for the course I'm running this semester) is doing a Greek language phd and he has no exam either.

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