Category Archives: Damn Dissertation

Back from the ATL

I passed! And I feel very tired for some reason…

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Off to the ATL

Dissertation Defense tomorrow. Say a prayer for me!

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Diss Selection on Paul the Deacon

I figured I might as well throw this into the mix—it’s a selection from the diss on Paul the Deacon. The context is a discussion of “critical conversations”; that is, formalized, stylized and (most importantly) bounded discourses common to both … Continue reading

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Life Update

I now have a defense date for my dissertation: October 22nd. The end is in sight. I’ve started a new tai chi class. While the teacher at the Y under whom I’ve been studying for about a year is quite … Continue reading

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The Day Has Dawned…

I finally sent off what I hope will be the text of my defense draft of my dissertation. Of course, I still need to fix some footnotes, recheck the bibliography, clean up the ModE of the sermons, etc. but the … Continue reading

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And It’s Away…

I just sent off my full dissertation to my committee. Well, full except for footnote formatting, bibliography, and polished up modern English of the sermons I’m working with… Fr. Director is very pleased with it; we’ll see what the rest … Continue reading

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The End Is Near

I woke up this morning with the quiet certainty that it was time to begin writing chapter 6—the summary chapter of my dissertation. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not done with chapters 4 or 5—but Enough has gone by that it’s … Continue reading

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Haitus–Again

I’ll not be around much—perhaps at all—during this Advent. I’m determined to finishing the dissertation this calendar year and that means roughly a chapter a week to get through it I hope to finally get this thing done. Long-time readers … Continue reading

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In Other News…

I’ll not be making it to SBL this year. Things are still tight, and at the moment I can’t afford to go to more than one conference per academic year. ‘Cause I’m going to K’zoo… Actually…I’ve been invited to present … Continue reading

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And the Lord did Grin…

Things may be looking for us. After, what, four years or so of bad hands… M got some great news today. Hopefully more later as things develop. Fr. Director has confirmed that I have a full draft of the diss. … Continue reading

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