Dissertation Writing

The Interdisciplinary Dissertation Writing Workshop is open to ALL students and faculty, and we are eager to hear from all graduate students in the humanities who are at a point in their writing when a congenial audience of fellow scholars would be helpful in the writing process.

November 13, 2019 from 2 - 4 PM

Our fall 2019 presenter will be Robert Cashin Ryan, Department of English, circulating pages from his dissertation “World Form: Empire and the History of the Theory of the Novel.”

We will provide coffee and cookies.  We will circulate electronic copies of the work at least one week before the session.  Participants should come prepared to share suggestions, ask questions, and discuss writing strategies in an inviting and informal session.

We ask that you register with Linda Vavra, Associate Director, at lvavra@uic.edu, so that you can receive an electronic copy of the paper.

February 26, 2020 from 12 - 2 PM

Our spring 2020 presenter will be Ana Luiza M. Soares, Department of Anthropology, circulating pages from her dissertation. She will present the chapter “Orphans with living parents: a history of children’s treatment in Manaus (1870-1920)”.

Bring your lunch and we will provide coffee and cookies.  We will circulate electronic copies of the work at least one week before the session.  Participants should come prepared to share suggestions, ask questions, and discuss writing strategies in an inviting and informal session.

We ask that you register with Linda Vavra, Associate Director, at lvavra@uic.edu, so that you can receive an electronic copy of the paper.