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.
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.