Mascot for #DevilDiss

Mascot for #DevilDiss
Mascot for #DevilDiss

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Devil Diss Timeline as of 2 June (Updated)

When I lived in NC, and was working as an independent scholar and high school teacher, I worked very hard on my research project so that when I finally DID make it to a PhD program, I could hit the ground running. So far that plan is working out well.

I'm a visual person, and I had a large whiteboard installed in my house where I roughed out my research project that has become my diss.
This past year I've mentally added to this, but more in outline and list form as I read medieval and early modern works. This summer though, as I read for comps and start roughing out chapters, I wanted a visual that I could use for reference. While my chapters divide the devil into the markers of Physical Description, Personality, and Actions, within those chapters, I will work through the works in chronological order so I can illustrate the evolution of the devil. So I wanted a visual to reference. And since I no longer have a 8' whiteboard, I was looking for a digital version.
What I found was this:
So far I like it. 
I can add images/book covers so I can visually "see" what I'm doing, it places the works according to  the dates I put in automatically, and I can continually update, add, revise as needed.

What about you? What visual organizers did/do you use for organizing your dissertation or other writing projects?

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