|ENGL6999||BALLIF, MICHELLE||R||11:00 AM||0061|
The course aims to provide students with the ways and means of professionalizing themselves in the highly competitive world of advanced graduate study in English—in language and literature, whether traditional literary studies, language or linguistic studies, rhetoric and composition, or creative work. The point is that basic professionalization strategies can be employed regardless of area of study to further one’s career goals. Through course readings, written and oral assignments, the course aims to prepare students for the kinds of work that successful academics undertake in English studies. The course, as well, is maleable to answer to enrolled student concerns and trajectories.
Reading: • Hume, Kathryn. Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt (rev. ed.)
• Semenza, Gregory. Graduate Study for the 21st Century (rev. ed.)
Writing: • Job Dossier materials (including teaching philosophy, CV, cover letters, research agenda statement)
• Academic pieces (including a conference proposal/abstract, a book review, an essay for publication)