Archive for the ‘dissertation’ Category



I give my conference paper today. Here’s hoping… I’m not wildly happy with it but I just think I’m being wildly too hard on myself and it’s fine for the occasion and for the stage I’m at in my work. And after that? Application fun.   Advertisements

I just finished writing another chapter…I might say a bit more about that in another post. I should be happy about it; and really I am. But instead of relaxing, I’m just drowning in frustration. I’m not going to get into all the ways I’m frustrated at the moment but there are many. I’m frustrated […]

I’ve taken a few weeks off from the archives to write up a very rough draft of one of my chapters. It’s the second week of this break and I still haven’t begun actual writing. Once again, the challenge of reading through these sources is so mammoth that I have determined my general argument and […]

The archives just aren’t happening today. I have a lot of moments like this morning when I wake up and I’m just not going anywhere. Today, I’m helped by the wretched weather; easily the worst day of rain since I’ve been here. It’s been a pleasant surprise that this England spring has been relatively rain […]

starting again


Still a lot going on on my end. I ended up having the meeting with my advisor which went surprisingly well. I got a lot of good feedback and I finally have some sense of direction. So yay!!! Still there’s much to be done, including the vast majority of research for the project (which is […]



Chapter done and sent!!! I probably won’t be doing much related to academe for a week or so. Blogging may be light.

I’m still writing that chapter; I’m trying to be done with it in a week or so. Yesterday I printed the rambling prose, notes, and quotes that I’ve been doing while reading sources. It’s 120 pages. So here’s the goal for this week: to boil down 120 pages of scattered and disorganized chaos into a […]