Chapter One: It’s a Wrap

I sent my first dissertation chapter to my co-chairs in December, and got back only the most minimal edits. Now it’s on to Chapter Two!

My first chapter is about Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward’s early life: their childhoods, their time at Cambridge, and what they did immediately after they left the University. This was a fun and fascinating chapter to write, since I got to use a lot of materials from the Huntington and relied on virtually no other scholarship, with the exception of some introductions by Katherine Bucknell.

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It feels so good to be making progress on this project, and I’m very excited to write Chapter Two, which will rely even more heavily on my Huntington research.

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