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5 November, 2005

a la Tiruncula

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately, but I’m slightly swamped …

I need to:

Cross some more stuff off the list!!

  • Be stunning for an observation by my department chair today Not so much, due to the fact that I cleverly pulled my file on the Wars of Religion, leading into Henry IV and the stirrings of Absolutism, and lost the bloody thing so that I had to re-write a lecture in 20 minutes. Riffed the end, tying back what I had been talking about to the last three weeks where we talked about mercantilism, the Reformation, European Dynastic rivalries, etc. Oh, and got teased by my class on a couple of points. And made jokes back. But they answered all my questions with mostly no hints, and liked that I made the “these are the guys in The Three Musketeers” connection …
  • finish grading some papers
  • Get caught up on reading and class prep OK, for this week at least — It’s ADM’s specialty in Class One, Absolutism and woohoo — a film — in class two, and a film for Class three, which gives me till Wednesday to organize my thoughts!
  • keep up with a very busy discussion on the listserv, especially as it’s been noted at a big history blogIt’s petered out till the next one — thank goodness not like the stuff on Mediev-L lately!
  • Read the book I’m supposed to be reviewing — short, but in German
  • think about writing said review, which may require more reading
  • Either scan or take notes on the pertinent parts of the Codex Laureshamensis while I have it, because interlibrary loan can’t renew it again
  • Find out if Regine Hennebicque is also Regine Le Jan (if anyone knows, please tell me, because otherwise I have to write a complete stranger and ask. And I have to do it in English, because my French is awful these days) Realised I don’t have to know this — I just need to cite it correctly and find out when I can. The only reason it’s a problem is that the article is cited under Le Jan, but I’ve been obsessing about it more because it’s an irritating detail in a book I find mostly good, but packed with careless errors
  • Read unpleasantly long article by Regine Hennebicque
  • review what I’ve got on the Kazoo paper and start piecing it together
  • apply for about 15 jobs by 1 December OK — sent 9 this week, and have already heard back from one asking for more materials. Breath now ‘bated
  • Teach 15 hours a week
  • try to start running again
  • Sleep? Well, I got a few extra hours over the weekend … that should last a couple of days!
  • Figure out my life, which has become a bit complex lately.
  • Other stuff like that

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. 5 November, 2005 4:56 am

    Oh dear. I really have become known as the boring listmaker. Must. Post. Something. Substantive.

  2. 5 November, 2005 4:40 pm

    That is a sobering number of responsibilities to resolve! Good luck and sorry I can’t help with the Regine question.

  3. 5 November, 2005 11:43 pm

    Just tell me that, if I keep getting things done, someone will give me a bloody TT job!!

  4. 6 November, 2005 3:02 pm

    I’m 90% sure that Le Jan = Hennebique. I can ask around, if you like, so you don’t have to ask a complete stranger.

  5. 6 November, 2005 6:45 pm

    That would be cool. A Senior Colleague at Amherst nicely e-mailed me with her address and said she was a warm and lovely woman, but I feel wrong about emailing a a French person in English when I’m supposed to be a medievalist and all. I could do it in German, no problem …

  6. 6 November, 2005 10:23 pm

    {hug} and good luck getting everything done!

  7. 7 November, 2005 11:16 pm

    “Just tell me that, if I keep getting things done, someone will give me a bloody TT job!!”I too wish there was a promise like that. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be “getting things done” since I seem to have given up on the expectation. On the other hand, day-to-day is good. Good luck!

  8. 6 December, 2005 5:59 pm

    hey, saw a visit to P/H’s bar…here’s hoping that one thing leads to another…my fingers are crossed.drop me a line if this is too cryptic. (I tried to bury myself in an archive – appropriate for a note to a damned medievalist, don’t you think?)

  9. 21 March, 2006 12:41 pm

    Yes my mother Regine Le jan is also Regine Hennebicque, but she alxays writes under Le jan since a few years.hope i help youAnne Sophie

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