Are there distance literature graduate programs?
February 12, 2012 7:46 PM Subscribe
Are there such things as reputable distance Ph.D. programs in literature?
posted by apip to education (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I remember thinking about this article I read back a few months ago on Slate. It was about James Franco doing his graduate work with a professor through some sort of "directed reading" program.
Article here: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2011/12/james_franco_at_yale_franco_s_professor_speaks_.html
From what I gathered, the advisor assigns readings and then they go over it. I think that's a pretty cool program -- esp. a cool way to earn a Ph.D.
So, do these programs exist for other people besides movie stars? I mean, I'd imagine there would be some course work involved, but say you have all the background coursework for a graduate degree in literature done. Are there ways to just coordinate with professors, read what they want you to read, and then bang out a dissertation?