ramble through the bronx

yes, this here is ramble through the bronx, the continuing musings of a graduate student* who should be writing her dissertation, but honestly, living in new york city there's really so much else to do...

* and her commenting friends. And guest blogger.
[welcome to ramble through the bronx | bloghome
[I wish I was a mole in the ground]
Meredith [>] (NYC/Toronto)
Emily [>] (Brooklyn)
Emily's music site[>]
Jeremy [>] (Bronx)
Ryan [>] (Bronx)
non-NYC people I miss
Jennifer [>] (Toronto)
Tokyo Tintin[>] (Tokyo/Toronto)
Dawn [>] (Ottawa)
Caitlyn [>] (Ottawa)
CBC [>] (my true love)
del.icio.us/janeyjane [>] (my social link collection, alas, not updated lately. I am apparently not delicious)
The Keeper [>] (try it, you'll love it)
comics sites that I check every day
Newsarama [>] (check out the 'blog' section especially)
When Fangirls Attack [>] (women in comics links)
politics, media, and gossip
AlterNet [>]
'Fuddle duddle' incident [>]
The Nation [>]
Catholic stuff
America Magazine [>] magazine of US Jesuits
Commonweal Magazine [>] biweekly magazine of lay Catholics
Karl Rahner Society [>] site dedicated to awesome 20th c. theologian
Liberal Catholic News [>] blog for progressive catholics
Pacem in Terris [>] Pope John XXIII's 1963 encyclical
music - mostly folk music and banjo links
The How and Tao of Folk Music [>] Patrick Costello's podcasts & banjo & folk guitar instruction
Back Porch News [>]News, Commentary & Links for the folkie community
E-Z Folk [>]Folk music instruction and tabulature
amuse yourself
Piled Higher and Deeper [>] (comic about grad student life)
Cat and Girl [>] just what it sounds like
The Onion [>]
Sluggy Freelance [>]
The Boondocks [>]
Eric Conveys an Emotion [>]
Society for Women in Philosophy [>]
the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy [>]
The Hegel Society of America[>]
North American Fichte Society[>]
Journal of Neoplatonic Studies [>]
Women Philosophers [>]
Brian Leiter's blog [>]
Harper's [>]
Neil Gaiman [>]
Charles de Lint [>]
Making Light [>]
McSweeney's [>]
WFUV [>]
Anti-pedantry page: Singular 'their' in Jane Austen [>]
places I miss
Cafe Diplomatico [>] (Toronto)
The Red Room [>] (Toronto)
The Free Times Cafe [>] (Toronto)
Sneaky Dee's [>] (Toronto... aka Sneaky Disease, best nachos in town)
Kensington Market [>] (Toronto)
College Street [>] (Toronto)
Perfection Satisfaction Promise [>] (Ottawa - formerly the Painted Potato)
Piccolo Grande [>] (Ottawa)
The Market [>] (Ottawa)
Stray cats of Parliament Hill [>] (Ottawa)
other nonsense
Mozilla [>]
Abebooks [>]
Alibris [>]
Metafilter [>]
and thank you
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Thursday, November 03, 2005

It's getting closer and closer....

Christmas? No!

Well, yes, Christmas IS getting closer, as is the date of my birthday (when I will receive my banjo; and Josh is throwing me a birthday party, which is one of sweetest things I ever did hear). But also...

My Proposal Defense.

If all goes well, my proposal defense will be Wednesday, December 7th, in the afternoon. So far it looks good; I've just sent an email out to my committee confirming that date as good for them. They'd all said earlier this week that it would be fine, but I know a lot of other people are scheduling defences in December, so I have to check. My friend Rosa is defending her proposal Dec. 14. Katie Kirby's dissertation defense will be sometime in early December. Amy Peters' defense will be sometime in December. Maybe some others... my friends Paul and Ariane are also getting close to defending theirs.

Once it's defended, I'm officially A.B.D. -- which, obviously enough, stands for "All But Dissertation." It means that all that stands between me and my PhD is writing the damn thing. This proposal defense is the last hoop I have to jump through until I defend the actual dissertation.

Anyway, the proposal "defense" is mostly my committee making sure that my project sounds good and doable... it's more a chance to make sure I'm on the right track, mention things I should make sure to include, that sort of thing.

Here's the committee: My advisor, Dr. Michael Baur (who did his PhD in Toronto with Graeme Nicholson, lovely lovely Graeme), my two readers, Dr. John Davenport and Dr. Merold Westphal (warning, that's a pdf file), and my examiner, Dr. James Marsh, who is retiring at the end of this year.

Wish me luck getting this damn thing scheduled, and getting the revisions to my proposal finished in time! I'll have to hand in the final copy of my proposal two weeks before the defense date.

jane 12:43 PM [+]

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