I found out tonight via awesome message on my home answering machine that I have been accepted to this PhD program with fellowship. They are flying me out at the end of the month to wine/dine/woo me. I haven’t heard back from anywhere else yet, so I can’t make a decision, but let me tell you that this program was one of my first choices, if not my absolute first choice. They have such a terrific record in early 20th Century stuff and a wonderful cooperative relationship w/the comp lit department. I am overjoyed to have been offered admission and will insist on everyone calling me Dr. Asshole instead of just "asshole" from now on.