Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women's and Gender Studies

Wednesdays, 4 - 7 PM, Fall & Spring Semesters

A writing workshop for dissertation writers at all levels, beginning with preparation of the proposal.  Class will include rotating discussion in each meeting of pre-circulated material by one or two students.  In addition to a constructive critique of your writing, we will focus on: theoretical and methodological concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies cross disciplines; research, argumentation, and writing; practical matters such as: the Dissertation Committee, looking toward eventual publication, and writing with an eye to a professional position.  Enrollment is limited to ten students. 


Erica Harth is Professor Emerita (as of 2006) of Humanities and Women's Studies at Brandeis University.   Her original scholarly field is early modern French literature and culture.   Among her several published books in this field is Cartesian Women: Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992); and she is the author of numerous articles and essays.   Her most recent book is an edited collection of original essays, which she commissioned, on the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II,   Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans (New York: St. Martins/Palgrave, 2001 and 2003).

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Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-324-2085