My plans to enrol in a research degree next year, whilst not finalised, are progressing nicely.
I have enquired about applying for acceptance into the degree in the Anthropology Department at Macquarie University, and need to write a proposal, which should include “a thorough theoretical reflection” based on a literature review. Fortunately, I started reading some time ago, but I now need to place more emphasis on the theoretical aspects. I must have the application in by early January, for commencement at the beginning of 2012. I also have some idea of who my supervisor may be but this needs to be confirmed.
I would hope to commence fieldwork in a ballet company in the second half of the year. For that purpose, I have made contact and arranged a meeting with a potential candidate to host my fieldwork. Since we haven’t really discussed it yet, I won’t prejudice my chances by saying any more right now.
It would appear more likely that my fieldwork may happen the beginning of 2013. This would mean that I will not enrol in the degree until the middle of 2012. This also gives me more time to get a proposal together.