English 203

Graduate Readings: Prospectus Workshop


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
4 Fall 2008 Abel, Elizabeth
T 3:30-6:30 204 Wheeler Graduate Courses

Description

This will be a hands-on writing workshop intended to facilitate and accelerate the transition from qualifying exams to prospectus conference, and from prospectus conference to the first dissertation chapter. The workshop will provide a collaborative critical community in which to try out successive versions of your dissertation project and to learn how your peers are constructing theirs. Weekly writing assignments will structure points of entry into these projects. Beginning with exercises to galvanize your thinking, the assignments will map increasingly onto the specific components of the prospectus as the semester proceeds. We will also review a range of prospectuses from the past to demystify the genre and to gain a better understanding of its form and function. The goal is to insure that by the end of the semester, every member of the workshop will have submitted a prospectus to his or her committee. If you complete a draft of the prospectus early in the semester, we will reserve time to consider it fully and to structure assignments relevant to the writing of the first chapter (including the question of which chapter should be written first).

Other Recent Sections of This Course

Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: Poetic Meter Hanson, Kristin
203/2 Graduate Readings: Henry James and After Goble, Mark
203/3 Graduate Readings: Victorian Literature from Hegel to Freud Lavery, Joseph
203/4 Graduate Readings: Prospectus Workshop Abel, Elizabeth
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: Erotic Renaissance Turner, James Grantham
203/2 Graduate Readings: Readings in Chicano/Latino Narrative Padilla, Genaro M.
203/3 Graduate Readings: Judgment in Early Medieval Literature Thornbury, Emily V.
203/4 Graduate Readings: The Anglophone Novel Jones, Donna V.
Fall, 2014
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/2 Graduate Readings: Allegories of Late Capitalism and the Writing of Everyday Life Hejinian, Lyn
203/3 Graduate Readings: The Novel in Theory Hale, Dorothy J.
Spring, 2014
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: American Enlightenment and Revolution Tamarkin, Elisa
203/2 Graduate Readings: Campus/Novel/Theory Serpell, C. Namwali
203/4 Graduate Readings: African American Literature in the Twentieth Century Wagner, Bryan
Fall, 2013
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: Post-9/11 Fiction Snyder, Katherine
203/2 Graduate Readings: Modernism and Film Goble, Mark
203/3 Graduate Readings: Prospectus Course Hanson, Kristin
Spring, 2013
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: New World Tropics Donegan, Kathleen
203/2 Graduate Readings: Aesthetics and Politics: Kant and Beyond Goldsmith, Steven
203/3 Graduate Readings: Ethnic Avant-Gardes Lee, Steven Sunwoo

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