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Reflections on a PhD in Literature: What it Takes

[This is Part 2 of our three-part series Reflections on a PhD in Literature. Read Part 1: The Basics]. Now that I’ve explained the structure of a PhD in literature (and more or less, I think, other PhD programs in the humanities and social sciences), I want to talk a little bit about what it’s … Read More

Speech at the School of Graduate Studies Convocation

Editor’s note: As the recipient of the Harvey Waterman Medal of Excellence, Nick was invited to serve as the student speaker at Rutgers’ School of Graduate Studies Convocation on Friday, May 13, 2022. Proud of our founding member, the entire Books We Read staff would like to congratulate to Dr. Allred on his lifetime achievement at … Read More

Reflections on a PhD in Literature: The Basics

[This is the first post in our three-part series Reflections on a PhD in Literature.] During the time I’ve been involved with the Books We Read project (including this blog), I’ve been working on a PhD in English at Rutgers. Actually, I’ve been working on that PhD for about twice as long as this project … Read More

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