I got the okay for my comps exams today. Here's what it looks like:
October 27th - 9am-1pm - 19th Century American
October 29th - 12-3pm - 20th Century American
October 31st - 9am-12pm - Literacy and English Education
I plan to take my orals on November 11th.
With any luck, Thanksgiving will truly be a time of thanks-giving (and Halloween will be nothing but a hazy, boozy memory!)
I'm not sure how I feel about having concrete dates. I think it makes it more real and far more terrifying.