Mendeley – A program that will automatically organize your PDFs, allows you to highlight and annotate the document, share PDFs with peers, and import citations.
Writing Personal Statements (Duke) - This PDF from Duke's Writing Center gives a detailed description of how to write a personal statement for your PhD application in the humanities.
The Professor Is In (Karen Kelsky) - This resource is for PhD students, but is a really great entry point in providing guidance for navigating graduate education and the job market. The sooner you know the information she provides, the more successful you will be.
Application Guide (Ryan Leack) - A fantastic resource that will walk CPP students through the PhD application process step-by-step.
Conferences - This is a list of important conferences in the field.
Special Issues - This is a select list of special issues released in the last 3 years from some of the major journals in the field.
The Seminar Paper and Academic Writing - A useful webpage that describes the function, purpose, learning outcomes, and writing strategies for seminar papers and academic writing expectations.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Stanford) - One of the most comprehensive and free online resources of philosophy and theory.
Voice of the Shuttle - One of the most comprehensive accumulations of online resources related to literary theory.
Transparency: A Website that Tries to Make Things Clear (Ken Sanes) - A fantastic set of synopses on contemporary theories of simulation, TV, film, the media, and some of the major critical figures of the century.