INSIGHT INTO PUBLISHING : Working as a graduate assistant for Professor David Downing on the journal Works and Days has given Nick Katsiadas, PhD in Literature and Criticism Class of 2018, insight into publishing. An article proposal he
worked on with some professors has been accepted by Studies in Comics.
Two additional 800-level courses
One 800- or 900-level course
Take candidacy exam
Two 800-level courses
One 900-level course
One 800-level course
Three dissertation credits
Foreign language exam
Begin preparation for Comp Exams Dissertation credits
The summers-only doctoral program is designed for established teachers and working professionals who wish to complete their degrees by taking courses over the course of two to three summer-only sessions. The program develops your abilities to examine literature critically, to teach literature effectively, and to make professional contributions in the field. It is the only one of its kind offered in the United States.
Interested in staying on campus? Graduate student housing options are available.
One Research Skills course
Take candidacy exam in May or August
One Independent Seminar, Fall Semester, after Second Summer
One Independent Seminar, Spring Semester, after Second Summer
Begin preparation for Comp Exam
You will have many opportunities to contribute to the intellectual community and to engage in preprofessional experiences to prepare for life after graduate school. Many of those opportunities are made available through the English Graduate Organization.
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Members of our program are active in scholarly publishing in the areas of interdisciplinary humanistic studies, applied critical theory, and special literatures, the chief emphases in our program. Our faculty members also serve as editors for journals
in their fields. Literature and Criticism graduate assistants may have the opportunity to work on these journals.
A number of research centers and institutes at IUP are led by faculty members. Graduate students in Literature may become involved in work on these journals as graduate assistants.
The Career Prep Workshop Series helps doctoral English students prepare for academic and non-academic job searches. The Career Prep series focuses on:
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