Well, I finally did it, y’all. After 4 years of undergrad (Bachelor of General Studies: English/History/Women’s Studies), 2 years of grad school (Master of Library Science), another 3 years of grad school (PhD in Rhetoric) I am officially a Rhetoric PhD candidate. I did 78 credit hours in 3 years and successfully completed the 4 combined pieces that made up the comprehensive exams. I am EXHAUSTED, y’all.
But I”m not done. All of that was the precursor to the fun part: the dissertation. I’ll be starting on that soon. I’ve been told that I need to “take a break” since the new semester doesn’t start until June 6th. But I don’t really know how to do that after so long in school.
In the meantime, I’ve posted most of my comps process on this site so that y’all can see it. I can’t post the written exams without making “significant alterations” and I don’t have the energy for that so that will remain a secret. But the rest is posted. And I’ll be adding my dissertation prospectus once it’s done and been accepted. I plan to do my dissertation as a podcast so I’m really excited.
But for now, feel free to browse the culmination of the last 3 years of my academic life: Anxiety in the Archives: The Rhetorics of Knowledge Control and Dissemination in Fact and Fiction