What is a thesis? How do I go about coming up with an idea that will sustain such a project? How do I test it? Join us to discuss these questions and more. All research MA students welcome!
In summary of the meeting --
Writing a Thesis
Stage one: Brainstorming
Start with an intuition, an idea - something that you love, something that piqued your interest or something that troubles you and needs some work or unpacking. This can be an unexpected coincidence, parallel, allusion. Anything at all. Read more about Thesis Writing Seminar
The Hebrew University is hosting an open day for prospective students at the Givat Ram campus. Students of the English department and members of staff will be there to welcome you and introduce the department and its various programs. I will be giving a short lecture titled "Frankenstein, Moby Dick and the Aesthetics of Horror." It will utilise the somewhat unusual paradigm of horror to address the distinction between the academic study of literature and simply reading and enjoying a good book at home. What are aesthetics? Read more about Open Day Lecture for Prospective students
A paper is nothing without a good start - solid conceptualisations, the introduction of your topic and above all - the thesis statement. The dreaded TS is that small but crucial detail that separates concise analytic work from a survey of interesting facts elegantly thrown together.
All MA students in the department are most welcome to join. Please make sure to email me a sample opening paragraph at least one day before our meeting.
An informal gathering where Prof. Shira Wolosky, Yael Greenblatt (Ph.D. student in the department) and myself will be presenting our research. The meeting will take place at ´Tmol Shilshom at 19:00. All welcome!
Get ready for more c-razy fun. The upcoming meeting´s agenda is not quite closed but is focused at present on steps towards approaching the MA thesis. If you have any other ideas you´d like to discuss or bring up - do write and let me know. We will be meeting in room 2501 at 18:00.
The department film club will be launching this year´s program with a screening of Kubrick´s The Shining (1980). I will be presenting a short introduction with anecdotal information on critical reception of the film, some keys to interpretation and a tantalizing thesis on the difference between the novel and the film adaptation. Melville will be called on to assist in the proceedings. All welcome.