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Only a Master of Evil, Darth.

Having – finally – finished the research paper on Herbert Croly that has been weighing on me lo these many months (I’ll probably post it here once I’ve received some professorial feedback), I’ve now completed all the requirements for the masters degree and should be receiving an MA next month. Next stop on the PhD train, the MPhil, which I’ll receive upon completing my orals exams (based on the absorption of 250 or so history books) sometime in the winter. I hope to have some interactive fun with the whole process and to post the lists somewhere on this site, with commentary on each book as I get through them. But we’ll see…the best laid plans of mice and men and all that.

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3 Responses to “Only a Master of Evil, Darth.”

  1. Gratz, Kevin! Didn’t know Columbia awarded the M.Phil. Is it useful at all, or more like a consolation prize in case the Long Dark Night of the ABD wins?

    Posted by Troutgirl | April 25, 2003, 3:58 pm
  2. To be honest, I’m not too up on the job market, but my guess is it’s pretty superfluous. Although we can teach for other universities once we have the M.Phil., so who knows?

    Posted by Kevin | April 25, 2003, 9:40 pm
  3. Congrats! Another benefit of the degree is you can try to make people call you Master Kevin. I’m not saying they will, but it helps your argument.

    Posted by Bone Daddy | April 26, 2003, 11:16 pm

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