Essays

 

Issue 1 (August 2016): Love, Abuse and Optimism in the PhD

Issue 1

Academic work can be all consuming, and the way it goes can change our own self-image. This first issue of Letters From Graduate School features four essays on the link between academic work and the mental. These essays explore how the nature of academic work, with its sometimes solitary and abusive elements, can alter our mental state. The writers also describe the mechanisms that they used to rethink their situation and find optimistic paths forward.