The Ph.D. in Modern Literature and Culture is designed for students desiring to study Modernism, Postmodern, and Contemporary literature. Loyola University of Chicago features faculty working with a variety of literature and poetry including 20th-Century American and British, African-American, and Postcolonial literature. The faculty includes specialists in the fields of Psychoanalytic theory, Feminist theory, Poetry, Drama, and Film Studies.
- English 400: Introduction to Graduate Study
- English 402: Teaching College Composition
- Five courses in modern literature
- Two courses in critical theory
- One course in Medieval or Renaissance literature
- One course in nineteenth-century literature
- English 502: Independent Study for Doctoral Qualification
- Electives to fulfill the 60-hour requirement
The fact that they’re the Ramblers makes this even more of a dream because we were the Ramblers in high school as well…and in high school is where I took my first Modern World Literature course. AHH the feelllllllssssss..
Granted, I didn’t really ever wanna be in Chicago except to visit. But let’s face it, I already know the area really well because I’ve been going there since I was like 11 years old…most schools that offer a PhD in English Lit are in huge cities anyway so it’s not like I was gonna be able to escape that.
This is one of the most important opportunities to me in my entire life. Although I have been pretty happy to be settled down and not moving every freaking year of my life like I have since 9 years old, I think this might be my one last epic adventure before buying a house and truly settling down. My only fear is how this will impact my relationship. I don’t want to be away from my favorite person in the entire world. I think it would be a great experience for the two of us to do this together but I can’t force him to uproot from what he is used to just because this is something I want to do. He is my future- but school is also my future. I am seriously so torn. My stomach constantly aches and I can’t stop thinking of what will happen when we have to make a decision on this. I figure..most PhD programs always start in the Fall…so since his job is so important to him he still has two summers. He will also be graduated by that time I believe. That’s about as far as I’ve come. I don’t want to plan his life and I feel like I’m putting him in that position where he has to plan his life around my career but then again I can’t plan my career around his career. Him and his family have been living here for a long time and are scattered mostly throughout this state…for me, my mom, sister and step dad are two hours away and the rest of my family is all in Europe, so I’m kind of used to distance and that kind of stuff (I’m not happy about it but it is what it is). I’m just worried if he goes with me he will resent me for changing his life so much and be unhappy. But without him with me, it just doesn’t feel right.
I am so stressed out. I don’t know how to talk to him about this at allllllllll. I talk about a lot of shit but like I don’t think he realizes how much this is tormenting me. I am so concerned about every single little aspect and detail. I mean I have already started looking at cost of living and stuff for the area to figure out what kind of job I need on top of being graduate school so that I/we can live comfortable and not like hobbits. I don’t need a lot- I just need enough not to worry.
I’m really scared that this really big piece of my life is gonna be the one separates him from me. :|