I’ve reached that stage of my PhD where things start to happen. Some of these things are good, and some bad. I’ve undertaken a lot of new projects, and i’m trying to find a good balance between them. Having said this, i’m content. I am planning my research trip to the UK next year (York and London watch out!) which will be fantastic. I’m going to poke around in the Warburg library like a pig looking for truffles for as long as possible without dying of starvation or going blind.
I was fortunate last week to have a chat with the lovely Rita Copeland, who is currently visiting our antipodean climes and generously donated some time to help me with my research. It was time well spent, and she helped me to think of some ideas that have been coming for a while. So on that front, the thesis is advancing stridently towards something that will be awesome, when I finish it, if I finish it.
I have also been doing some more Latin, in the hopes that I will one day be able to translate the texts that I want to read. As a person who loves reading, illiteracy annoys me immensely. I have also been doing a graduate certificate in Research Commercialisation because it seemed like a good idea at the time, and still does (mostly).
I have also been applying for a teaching internship for next year when I return from England, which requires ten copies of everything before it can be submitted! Seriously, what kind of madness is at work here?
Finally, I have published an article in a poetry e-zine funded by the Australian arts council called Cordite. It is on the topic of Flexible Copyright and the Digital Humanites. Fun stuff!
I will leave things there. I hope all of you are well, and will post on something a little more scholarly shortly.