Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Just Call Me Doctor

Interrupting our usual D Scrib fare for a bout of shameless self promotion:

I'm getting a PhD! (trumpet fanfare)

I just received my first acceptance from a doctoral program in English. Still waiting on a few others (and on the funding details for this one), so I can't say for certain where I'll be next year. But I can say that I'll be studying 18th and 19th century British literature.

I'm totally psyched to know I'll be working toward this degree that's been a dream for so long. I'm a little nervous about what this will mean for my already delayed writing career. But those doubts can least a day!


Kate Diamond said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. Are you going to have to move, or are the programs local?

Writing. It is to laugh. I actually logged on to whine about my day job when I saw your post.

GO YOU! HURRAY! There should be more people getting versed in the art of 17th and 18th century literature.

Anneliese Kelly said...

No move, I only applied to NYC schools. Not a good idea to force the family breadwinner to relocate in favor of the family breadloser :)

Thanks! It's 18th & 19th, though. Milton/Spencer/et al. are a little beyond my ken, so I avoid the 17th century. I pretty much straddle the 18th/19th line (hello, Regency Romances) so I'll have to decide whether to tip back and do the whole Burney/Austen/Radcliffe thing or tip forward and do Austen through Dickens. Tough call.

Jennie said...


Kate Diamond said...

Ah, yes. I'm sorry I got that wrong... besides, if you were doing 17th & 18th, you'd be knee-deep in metaphysical poets.

Best to avoid having to read freshman essays on such topics.

Well played, Anneliese. Well played.