Dissertation Writing Group
The Humanities Center is seeking graduate students to join a pilot program of a dissertation writing group.
This program is meant to foster intensive and supportive exchange across humanistic fields for those in the final stages of dissertation writing. Graduate students from a variety of humanities departments will be able to present and discuss their work in a multidisciplinary context, and faculty fellows in residence at the Humanities Center will participate in workshop meetings as mentors in their areas of expertise. Students whose projects cut across a number of fields may find this forum especially helpful to their scholarship. Eligibility
Stanford graduate students from humanities departments who have advanced to the chapter-writing phase of the dissertation.Commitment
- Meetings will be held in the Baker Room of the Humanities Center from 4 to 6 pm on Thursdays every other week.
- Eligible students may sign up to participate during one of three quarters (autumn, winter, or spring).
- You must agree to attend all meetings held during that quarter (5 meetings total).
- Participation will be limited to a maximum of 10 students per quarter.
- Up to two participants will pre-circulate a chapter or portion of a chapter (no more than 35 pages) by Friday 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 short 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
The Associate Director of the Humanities Center will run the workshop. Since this is a pilot program, the facilitator will adjust the format to the needs of the group.
Refreshments will be provided in abundance.
Questions? Contact Katja Zelljadt
Other Resources: Hume Writing Center