The Humanities Are Harder

Happy Halloween! Our goal for this month was to make dissertating feel exciting rather than terrifying. There is, however, a fundamental truth of dissertating which we may have mentioned before: It is hard. Even if you love your project, even if you have the world’s best committee, even if you have a generous funding package–writingContinue reading “The Humanities Are Harder”

Do It For Love; or Dissertation Advice Conveyed Primarily Through GIFs of Elle Woods

Congratulations! You were admitted to a PhD program, you completed your course work, you survived your prelim exams, you defended your prospectus and now you are, at long last A. B. D. That moment can feel like this: Embrace it. Celebrate it. Take at least a week. Then, right before you feel really ready forContinue reading “Do It For Love; or Dissertation Advice Conveyed Primarily Through GIFs of Elle Woods”