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How To Guides
Publishing Academic Articles (Gordon Hutner)
Gordon Hutner, editor of American Literary History and professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, talked with a group of English graduate students on October 14, 2010 about academic publishing in literature. Below are some salient points of advice. Please feel free to add anything I missed or email me (jmburrel@english) with additions!
Faculty Suggested Reading
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- Fulford, Tim and Peter Kitson. Romanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.
- McGann, Jerome. Social Values and Poetic Acts: the Historical Judgment of Literary Work. Cambridge, Harvard UP, 1988.
- Mellor, Anne. English Romantic Irony. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1980.
- Nemoianu, Virgil. The Taming of Romanticism. Cambridge, Harvard UP, 1984.
- Wolfson, Susan and Marshall Brown. Reading for Form. Seattle: U of Washington P, 2006.
These calendars are current as of May 2010. They may be subject to change. Contact the English Graduate Office if you would like the most up-to-date information.
Tips for the Job Search
Every spring, Joe Black, our exceedingly generous Assistant Graduate Director, holds a job search panel to discuss tips for obtaining an academic job in an ever tightening market. Below are some tips he bestowed just last week. Please contribute any information I may have missed or advice from your own experiences. Thanks!
Post your tips about finding calls for papers, presenting, or any aspect of the conference process!
Tips for Grad School: Read Tips and Post Yours!
In retrospect, we all wish we could have done a few things differently. Although we can't go back, we can help other graduate students learn from our hard-won wisdom. Post your tips for other graduate students in the Comments section below, and/or edit or create a How-To Guide for your particular topic.
Everything You Wanted to Know about Graduate School
Below are notes from a recent information session entitled "Everything you ever wanted to know about the MA/PhD Graduate Program, but were afraid to ask…." Graduate Program Director Jenny Spencer referenced a list of questions she'd received via e-mail and through conversations with students. This is by no means an exhaustive summary but hopefully it is useful in answering some of your questions. If you have additional questions or concerns, we would recommend consulting the department's website and/or talking with your advisor(s) or Jenny.
On this page, you will find information about the Area Exam from graduate students who have been through it.
On this page, you will find information about the Advisory Session from graduate students who have been through it.