My name is Marisa. I'm a doctoral candidate in English, but I live in NYC and I'm a full time tenure track lecturer at a community college.
My prospectus has been accepted, and earlier this year I had 3 chapters drafted when my director decided to tell me that she hated two of them and wanted me to restructure and reorganize my dissertation. I feel largely thwarted by her and pretty bitter because she doesn't respond to emails or phone calls. In any case, I need to get this thing done because I'm tired of it hanging over my head.
I work on the 14th century English mystics and specifically I'm writing my dissertation on rhetorics of pain and desire.
Thanks for starting this community!