UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Graduate

Fall 2018

203 | CCN: 21516

Film Studies Proseminar

Kristen Whissel,

4 Units

M 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, Dwinelle 226

This seminar will address matters related to professionalization within the discipline of film and media studies as well as the degree requirements for the Ph.D. in Film & Media. Each week we will meet to discuss a specific topic, including the Qualifying Exam, QE fields and lists, writing the dissertation prospectus, researching and writing the dissertation, publishing articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, the job market, writing job application letters, the job interview and campus visit, turning a dissertation into a book, university presses and how to approach university press editors (and what they are looking for), writing a book proposal, and tenure.