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Humanities Research Hub: Workshop Series for Graduate Students in the Humanities

Thursday September 13, 4-5:30
Olin Library, Level A, Instruction Room 3

REGISTER NOW FOR "What  I Wish I'd Known: Dissertation/Theses Best Practices and Pitfalls"

Getting ready to start your dissertation or thesis? Make sure to attend this panel of speakers who will discuss best practices and pitfalls for researching, writing, and getting finished! Panelists will discuss topics such as:

  • Going from idea to proposal
  • Choosing a committee
  • Planning your research
  • Time management
  • Strategies for editing


Joe Loewenstein:  Joe Loewenstein has been a professor at Washington University since 1981. He is currently working on an edition of the Complete Works of Edmund Spenser for Oxford University Press, a project in which a number of undergraduates and graduate students, from Arts & Sciences and from Engineering, are involved. He is also working on a study of the material props of the Self in Early Modern England - spectacles, watches, commonplace books, signet rings, and poems: his working title for this undertaking is "Accessorizing the Renaissance." Professor Loewenstein is also the director of the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities. He teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, and Spenser; on literature and skepticism; on the cultural poetics of the book; and on the ways writers read. Professor Loewenstein also directs the Humanities Digital Workshop.

Lauren McCoy: Lauren McCoy is an assistant professor in the English department at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. She completed her Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 and taught a variety of literature and composition courses here as well. Her research interests include gossip, Victorian newspapers and novels, and questions about privacy. Her work has appeared in Eighteenth-Century FictionVictorian Periodicals Review, and Victorian Review. She teaches classes on writing, literature, and horror films.

Michael Powell: Michael Powell is an interdisciplinary artist and designer working at the intersection of book arts, new genres, and installation. He received an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, where his thesis work centered on the relationships between viewership, narrative theory, and repetition in video art and book arts. He is a Lecturer in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, where he teaches classes on bookbinding, letterpress printing, poster design and typography. Maintaining an active studio and design practice, he has produced artworks for a number of domestic and international exhibitions. Powell is also the Director of Marketing + Design for Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, an arts education and gallery nonprofit that has been active in the midwest since 1964. 

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