Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dissertation



Done.

12 comments:

killy said...

Jeesus. That's big. Will it take just as long to read as it did to write? You got it in pdf format so we can all take a peek?

pablo said...

holy moly! congratulations!!!!

pablo said...

now you can start on your next project: PostDissertationalism!

shane said...

Hey Killy, if you want it, I'll be glad to send you the pdf. Paul, thanks! I'm so relieved to be done, but your joke is just a little too close to reality: in October, I start a job at the university. It's a research position, so my main task is to write a second book... (In Germany, the doctoral dissertation's not enough: you have to write a "Habilitation" if you want a permanent position.) So as much as I wish post-dissertationalism meant lots of relaxing, it'll probably mean only a little...

shane said...

Killy, I can't find your email address. Do you still have mine? If so, drop me a line and I'll send you the file. If not, I'll find another way.

killy said...

adolfochavez@gmail.com

colin said...

My lord....that thing looks like you could screw some bolts in the side of it...hook it up to the nearest lightning rod....and it will get up and present itself.

Congrats Shane....for the last 3 years I have been living on the Purdue Campus in the thick of people grappling with writing dissertations. A monumental task ....you seem to have covered it from every possible angle.

Congrats on that "chapter" in your life being completed.

shane said...

Hey Colin, thanks a lot. It really is good to be done with it, but I think it'll take some time to sink in. After 5 years, it's hard to believe it's over...

Killy, it's in the mail. Anyone else want a copy, let me know.

Hope everyone is well!

CarolinaDivina said...

amazing! please send it to killy shane - that is so cool!

todd said...

Well done, young man!

Ryan said...

417 pages. Oh, good. It's double-spaced.

shane said...

Carolina: Killy's got it already (already sent me feedback on it! I wish the official response was that fast!)

Todd: Thanks!

Ryan: Well, 1.5-spaced.

Anyway, nice to hear from you all. I'll try to stay in touch a little better now that that's over with.