MY PROPOSAL WAS ACCEPTED!!!!!!!
This is exciting for 3 reasons:
- I’m the sole author. Just me. No Chair, not really even a mentor in this area.
- It’s in my new specialty, the area I intend to do my dissertation in and work in, so this will give me some credibility in the field.
- This is the core of the topic I will be doing my dissertation on, so
this gives me a chance to put it out there and get some more feedback
on it; to really work on making my thinking more sophisticated and to
really fine-tune what I will be doing.
This makes me so excited I can barely speak!!! I mean, this is a big deal to me, and I did it all by myself.
The comments from the committee were very useful, pointing me to a useful reference, a third potential historical example and some clarifications I need to make in both my wording and how I think about it. The historical example requires more looking into, but if it works out it is precisely halfway between the two other examples time-wise. The question is whether the situation has something unique to add to the case I am making…..
Regardless, I’m so amazed and thankful it was accepted!