2016-17 Schedule

Fall 2016

Friday, October 21:

  • Informational Meeting:

– Meeting for junior and senior English majors interested in applying to the program.

Friday, October 28:

  • Arnhold Applications Due:

– Submit to the English Department’s Undergraduate Advisor, Brian Ernst, SH 3432-B by 4:00pm.

Friday, December 2:

  • Welcome Reception:

– Arnhold Fellows meet-and-greet (refreshments provided).

Winter 2017*†

*Unless otherwise specified, all colloquia are scheduled for 2pm in SH 2635 on the date indicated

†All assignments, unless due on the date of a colloquium, should be emailed to the Arnhold Graduate Fellow at arnholdprogram@gmail.com

January 9-19:

  • One-on-one Meeting with Arnhold Graduate Fellow.

Friday, January 20:

  • Colloquium: “Choosing and Developing a Research Question

– Discuss strategies for identifying and narrowing a research question

  • Due: Identify – and bring with you to our meeting – a selection of key scene(s), moment(s), or passage(s) from a text or texts that engages you emotionally, intellectually, critically, or some combination of the three.

Friday, February 3:

  • Colloquium: “English Department Research Initiatives and Academic Networking”

– Connect with the English Department’s research centers – including specific faculty and graduate students – that might be valuable for your project; gain a sense of what cutting-edge research is being carried out in English department; discuss most effective ways to develop professional relationships with departmental faculty.

Friday, February 10:

  • Due: A detailed close reading of a specific passage from one of your primary sources. (Resources for this exercise, should you need them, can be found here.)

Wednesday, February 15:

  • Due: A list of 5-7 key words that embody your current research perspective (e.g., postcolonial, modernist, digital, gender, ecology, psychoanalysis, Marxism, etc.).

Friday, February 17:

  • Colloquium: “Research Resources, Approaches, and Methodologies”

– Explore databases, centers, and other resources to aid in research; shape a definition of your project’s approach and methodology.

Friday, February 24:

  • Due: Initial research question and bibliography, should include at least eight primary/secondary texts, cited according to MLA or Chicago format

Friday, March 3:

  • Colloquium: “Building the Bibliography”

Thursday, March 16:

  • Due: 800-1,000 word Research Proposal

Friday, March 17:

  • Workshop on Research Proposals

Spring 2017*†

*Unless otherwise specified, all colloquia are scheduled for 2pm in SH 2635 on the date indicated

†All assignments, unless due on the date of a colloquium, should be emailed to the Arnhold Graduate Fellow at arnholdprogram@gmail.com

 April 3-14:

  • One-on-one Meeting with Arnhold Graduate Fellow

Friday, April 14:

  • Colloquium: “Annotated Bibliographies and Research Papers”

– Identify and develop strategies to help you move from reading and research to writing. We will discuss structure, the use of secondary sources, and entering the academic conversation.

Wednesday, April 26:

  • Due: Annotated bibliography including 6-8 full annotations.

Friday, April 28:

  • Colloquium: “Conferences and Poster Presentations”

– Discuss the basics about effective poster presentations; learn about different venues for sharing your work, discovering new developments in the field, and networking with other academic researchers.

Friday, May 5:

  • Due: 500-800 word abstract of your research project.

Friday, May 12:

  • Colloquium: “Research Roundtable”

– Practice presenting your work in preparation for the end of year showcase and receive feedback from your first-year colleagues as well as a panel of graduate students.

Thursday, May 18:

  • Arnhold Research Showcase

Friday, June 2 (Tentative):

  • Colloquium: “Graduate School and the Creative Professions”

– Learn about the process of graduate school applications. Strategize about how to leverage the lessons you’ve learned and the projects you’ve created for the English Department and the Arnhold program into a career in the creative professions.

 

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