PhD Land: Comprehensive Exams vs. My Brain

I have read 120 history books and articles since September. My peers and I purposely try not to keep track of the number of books, though, because having finally stopped to count, I am now gently vomiting onto my laptop and laptop accessories (my lap and my top—keep up). 120 is a terrifying number for… Read More »

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My master’s degree is beautiful and useless

“A ‘Shakespeare Studies’ MA? Wow. So what are you going to… do… with that…?” This response is pretty much standard when people hear what I’ve been doing with the past year of my life. And, to be honest, a few thousand dollars and roughly one million words about the stage objects of Renaissance theatre later,… Read More »

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