Film Studies Proseminar
203 001 | CCN: 25249
Kristen Mary Whissel
Location: Dwinelle 226
Date and Time: M 1:00pm - 3:59pm
This seminar will address matters related to professionalization within the discipline 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) and how to prepare; QE fields and lists; writing the dissertation prospectus; researching and writing the dissertation; presenting research at scholarly conferences; publishing articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals; the job market; writing job application letters; pedagogy statements; the job interview and campus visit; turning the dissertation into a book; university presses and how to approach university press editors; and pedagogy—teaching style and syllabi for courses in the major. Class meetings will include (guest) lectures, discussion, workshops, and student presentations. This course is grounded in a dual approach: intensive mentoring coupled with collaborative work on the part of all enrolled students. Active, thoughtful, and collegial student participation in workshops and discussions is required. This course is open to students in the Film & Media PhD program and students admitted to the Designated Emphasis in Film & Media.