Saturday, November 7, 2020

Pitching the dissertation

This post is one pass at offering an explanation of my dissertation. I've had to come up with several of these over the past two years as I moved haltingly from brainstorming to proposal to actual writing, and none of them has satisfied me. The problem only gets worse over time, as the more I revise the more I find myself arguing against previous drafts of the abstract. The single sentence abstract has remained consistent: my dissertation is about eschatological discourses in the modern liberal tradition. The current 150-word abstract looks about like this: