Dissertation Prospectus Workshop

W795 — Spring 2022

Ivan Kreilkamp
Days and Times
2:30p – 3:45p TR (2 CR.)
Course Description

Department Authorization Required

This class is designed to serve as a workshop for English graduate students in their exam year, to provide regular guidance on the writing and revising of the dissertation prospectus. The course aims toward the successful defense of the prospectus in late spring. We will proceed in groups to the drafting, revision, and submission of the prospectus. We will also discuss and plan for the defense itself, and for the path ahead. Class meets together as a group for the first three or so weeks, then primarily in small-group workshop assignments. (You will, that is, not be expected to attend all weekly class sessions.) You will be asked to submit a preliminary, provisional, partial first draft of a dissertation prospectus (min. 7-10 pp.) ready to share with the group by mid-January for workshopping (the more fleshed-out, the better, but it’s expected that this is just the beginning of the process); the DGS will make available previous completed prospectuses that can serve as models. (2 credit hours).