Monthly Archives: April 2011

What’s your PhD got to do with your work?

I think it’s fair to say that many people look at me in a slightly perplexed fashion when I say I’m doing a PhD. This sometimes turns to confusion when I reveal that the subject is Shakespeare on film.

The typical question is “why would you want to do that? Followed swiftly by, “how useful is it?” and “what has it got to do with your work?”.

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