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  • When I am not too upset by the whole situation, I know that this really crappy dissertating experience will in the end make me more sure of myself as an independent scholar, and will make me more able to take rejections and criticisms of my ideas in the future.

    April Scientiae: We Rise Up

  • These are the things nobody warned me about when I started "dissertating."

    Argumentation, pt 1: Names

  • I'm still working on that post entitled "Growing Pains" -- all about the last two months of my academic life, and the weird transition into dissertating that has been by turns difficult and exhilarating, but mostly just plain scary.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Writing about non-canonical authors used to be a conventional approach to a dissertation, thanks to the Germanic model of doctoral research--what one of my professors at UCI called the "Turks in the English Renaissance" approach to dissertating i.e., find every instance of a Turk in the English Renaissance, then explicate function of same.

    The Little Professor:

  • Here's hoping that you can attack a book revision the same way I got through dissertating --- just keeping my head down and doing it chunk by chunk.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • When Beale's book came out I toyed with doing a review myself, but I simply have neither the time nor the energy to get into this debate ah, the joys of dissertating.

    The Last Gasp of Inerrancy

  • If you ever need company in dissertating hell, join dissertators at LiveJournal.

    deus ex machina

  • That's the start of a post about the final weeks of dissertating and the frustrations that lie therein.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Continuing on the personal confessional front, Janet has spent the week relaying the saga of her back-to-back PhDs, telling her advisor she was pregnant, having her elder offspring while dissertating, and looking for jobs with two children in tow.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • While both dissertating and grieving are incredibly isolating experiences, the blog has helped me feel less alone in both endeavors.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: Happy Blog-o-versary to the Badge


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