Month: September 2012

MA to PhD

Aphra Behn
by John Riley (1646-1691)
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Dear Aphra, I am in an M.A. program and love what I’m doing. I want to go on to a Ph.D. program, but my advisor is discouraging me from applying. What should I do? Simply Stumped Simply Stumped’s query raised earnest debate among the members of ABO’s cabinet, and so we provide two different letters…

Publication After Tenure

Aphra Behn
by John Riley (1646-1691)
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Dear Aphra, I have been focused on getting tenure for so long that, now once I have it, I’m unsure of how much power I have. What are my real freedoms once I get tenure? Can I really say no to anything? Can I really publish whatever I want? Thank you, Associate Professor Tenured and…

Finding readers

Aphra Behn
by John Riley (1646-1691)
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Dear Aphra, As a new and evolving scholar of the eighteenth century, I am always looking for ways to improve my writing.  I have been told that having other people review my work is a good way to improve my writing, but I have questions about this process.  For instance, how many people do you…