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Academic

When schoolcraft wax is quiet, Denise is busy.

09.16.11 | 3 Comments

Don’t worry. I’m busy with stuff that will probably make you happy. Dissertation is well on it’s way. I have a dissertation committee of four Indiana University faculty members. The chair of my committee reads and suggests revisions to the whole thing. Then approves the changes I make. Then my whole committee reads it through and suggests more revisions, if necessary. Then I meet with them and defend, which means I talk about what I did and what I wrote, and then answer questions they have. Then the shit is done.

Right now, chapters 1 and 2 have been revised. Chapters 3 and 4 are waiting to be revised. Chapter 5 should be completed next week. And the conclusion needs a few paragraphs added in the middle.

Then comes the transition to a book. My dissertation chair is so brilliant and skilled that she seems to have that end result in mind while editing my dissertation. She’s got my back in a lot of ways and I appreciate it. That book will be academic. Lot’s of anthropological and philosophical theory, but also a shit ton of Detroit. If you’re not into theory, that’s cool. I have big plans for other books and projects about Detroit music that will involve the words and ideas of many people from Southeast Michigan who know and can talk about what they know. These future projects will not be primarily for an academic audience. They will be directed at a wider audience of people who are into music, life, Detroit, and other stuff that you love.

Thank you for always reading.

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