Archives for the ‘Quebec’ Category

Hesitancy, but no pause

By • Mar 21st, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Quebec, Research

I think I have made it through the night.  [[God, I hope so.]]  The similarities of dusk and dawn, to the casual observer like me, could be playing tricks on me, but I do not have time to question it.  Thus, with hesitancy, I say “Moving on…” The workload of the last two months of […]

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Suitcase and etiquette

By • Feb 13th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Nationalism, Quebec, Research

I came to a realization this week, or rather, I came to an analogy.  My thesis is like a suitcase.  An overstuffed suitcase.  In fact, I think there’s even a kitchen sink stuffed into this suitcase, so overstuffed is it.  I’ve been writing my second chapter, in which I examine the development of Quebec national […]

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Grad apps are death

By • Nov 19th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Quebec, Research

My first final deadline for graduate school applications is the 1st of December – and my thesis chapter is not finished. Oops. After revising outlines and reviewing notes, I think I’ve managed to destroy several sections of the first copy. I have a much clearer idea of how I’m arguing certain points, […]



Wilmington is inspirational

By • Oct 20th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Quebec, Research

This week’s progress was definitely hampered by the excitement of a softball tournament all the way down in Wilmington, NC.  Barring the six-hour drive (turned to seven by a dinner break) and wanting to play ball, it rained so much on Saturday that we could play no more than one, sopping wet game.  [[Btw, we […]



Now, it starts.

By • Oct 15th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Nationalism, Quebec, Research

So, I made a decent amount of progress on last week’s goals even though I can’t cross them out as completed.  First, I discovered that I could draw out a lot of interview data from handwritten notes, isolating less than four hours of recordings to listen to rather than eight.  There’s a long car ride […]



Moving on

By • Oct 6th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Quebec, Research

I had a few good chats this week that made the organization of my thesis quite clear, at least to me.  I think I even explained it well to a professor.
So, two things are obvious to me now.  First, there are gaps in my research.  I do not know much  about Haitian national identity as […]



Umm… oops?

By • Sep 19th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Nationalism, Quebec, Research

So after my interviews and literature review, I was under the distinct impression that ethnicity did not play a major role in voting patterns, especially in the case of Haitians.  There was a lot of backlash from the community when Jacques Parizeau, then leader of Quebec and  the Parti Québécois, stated infamously that it was […]



When did Thursday get here?

By • Sep 11th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Quebec, Research

I suppose it’s appropriate to revise my weekly goal now, since, apparently, Thursday got here.  A few days ago, I wrote that my goal was to step back and look at what I’ve got for research so far.  Check.  Thanks to a few class assignments allowing (forcing?) me to re-order my working bibliography and a […]



Random inspiration

By • Sep 9th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Nationalism, Quebec, Research

I realized today in the middle of doing some other class’s reading that it would be really easy to argue that Haitian Montrealers/Haitians in Montreal/haïtiano-québécois have a distinct nationalism that has developed out of their experiences as Haitians and as Montrealers without leaning one way or the other. Admittedly, I need a better, deeper […]



Trying hard

By • Sep 7th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Quebec, Research

As far as my Monroe project went, I’m not exactly sure what happened.  I sent back a much better draft to my advisor, but haven’t heard anything in almost a week.  Granted, the deadline was last Friday.  I sent my copy to her four days ahead of time… I wonder what happened.
On the honours thesis […]