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August 1995, Week 3


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millicent ann manglis <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 15 Aug 1995 14:28:12 -0500
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I'm looking for people interested in participating in a dissertation
writing workshop, to be sponsored by the SCS Student Caucus, at the '96
Society for Cinema Studies conference.  Ideally, the workshop would address
the psychological as well as mechanical issues involved in dissertation
writing.  The goal is to bring the practical and emotional problems facing
dissertation writers out of the closet and into a supportive public forum
where others can share their anxieties and, more importantly, the strategies
they have used to overcome them.
If you are writing or have written a dissertation in film/tv/media/cultural
studies and are willing to share your insights, please contact me at
the address below.
Possible topics include:
1)  Research and Organization--proposals, when to stop reading and start
writing, organizing your ideas into chapters, the relationship of the
whole to the parts, too many citiations or not enough, too many
ideas--what to leave in/throw out, shifitng gears from writing to editing,
2) Psychological issues--perfectionism, feeling overwhelmed, obsessive
searches for every single reference to your topic, worrying that someone
else has said it before, self-confidence issues, writing with a sense of
authority, feelings of intelletual inferiority, self-discipline and managing
you time, depression, paralysis/writer's block, phobias: the library, your
director, reading your own work, showing it to others, etc.
Please contact, by Sept. 1:
Millicent Manglis
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(812) 333-0909
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