Dissertation Writing Group
Dear Stanford Graduate Students,
In 2013-14, the Humanities Center is continuing its Dissertation Writing Group Over the past two years, this program has fostered intensive and supportive exchange across humanistic fields for those in the final stages of dissertation writing. This year, graduate students from a variety of humanities departments will again be able to present and discuss their work in a multidisciplinary context. We will insure that internal and external faculty fellows in residence at the Humanities Center will participate in workshop meetings as mentors in their areas of expertise.
Here are the particulars: Eligibility
Stanford graduate students from humanities departments who are engaged in the chapter-writing phase of the dissertation.Duration and Size
Students may apply to participate during one of three quarters (autumn, winter, or spring) and participation is limited to a maximum of 10 students per quarter. Commitment
Meetings are held in the Baker Room of the Humanities Center from 4 to 6 pm on Tuesdays five times per term. Participants must agree to attend all meetings held during the quarter they will participate in the workshop.
During the fall term, meetings will be held on October 8, October 22, October 29, November 12 and November 19.
Dates in winter and spring terms TBD.Format
- Up to two participants will pre-circulate a chapter or portion of a chapter (no more than 35 pages) by Wednesday of the week preceding each meeting.
- The group will read these chapters in advance.
- Each chapter will receive approximately 45 minutes of structured feedback and constructive critique.
- A portion of each meeting will be devoted to general concerns of the group.
Participants may invite advisors, committee members, and other interested parties to read pre-circulated chapters and attend the meeting at which they present.Facilitation
Patricia Blessing, a staff member at the Stanford Humanities Center and art historian will lead the group.
Refreshments will be provided in abundance.
Application – Deadline is September 16, 2013. To apply, contact Patricia Blessing, firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-724-8106.
Questions? Contact Patricia Blessing
Other Resources: Hume Writing Center