"I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world" - Walt Whitman
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Students gathered at our annual Ph.D. forum to share some pizza and learn about the Ph.D. experience. Speakers were: Ted Howell, who completed the program several years ago and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Temple's English department; Dr. Travis Foster, who recently received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a specialization in American literature and joined our faculty this year; and Dr. Brooke Hunter, who recently received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin with a specialization in medieval literature and also joined our faculty this year. Each speaker briefly shared their perspectives on the pros and cons of pursuing a Ph.D. in English and their experiences in their programs. They also discussed strategies for choosing programs and optimizing the Ph.D. application.
It was a great time for everyone. Keep your eye out for the forum next year!