Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing my comprehensive exams (finally!). The writing went really well and now it’s just a matter of the oral defense on November 5th. In the meantime I’ve updated the comprehensive exams page on the site to include the draft questions I submitted to my committee before the exam. The idea is that your committee can either ask you these questions and give you a choice of what to answer, or use these questions as a starting point to draft questions of their own.
Now that the comps process is winding down, I’ll be turning toward my dissertation proposal and designing the archival research that I’m planning in New York in the winter. And hopefully I’ll also have more energy to devote to short writing for the blog.