My hard bound copies of my dissertation finally arrived. While I had finished the work and graduated with a Ph.D. in English Literature in May of 2014, I had not received any printed copies of the work. Dissertations and Master’s Theses are published through ProQuest, but that is completely online as part of ProQuest’s online database. If a writer desires to have a physical text of his/her writing, it must be ordered.
It gives me great satisfaction to see my work, From the Political to the Personal:
Interrogation, Imprisonment, and Sanction In the Prison Drama of Seamus Byrne and Brendan
Behan, bound and printed. While this is an academic writing that is unlikely to be read by many people, it still is the culmination of many years of research and writing.
I am working on using a portion of the dissertation as the basis for a scholarly text, and that is just one of the various writing projects in which I am currently engaged. I will report later in the year on my progress on this effort. I hope to have at least two chapters completed by the end of the summer.
I will keep you informed.