Um … hi. So, in the past week and a half, I have written, given, and graded 70 midterms, written a postdoc app, and started the late book review. Also, I apparently miscounted the days till going to fabulous European capital to see LDW. It’s 30 days as of today. Hmph. On the other hand, that still means I have time to read his MS. After the book reviews.
In other news, my nose is still above water, but I’ve been missing out on lots of blog stuff. I just noticed that Mike Drout has been posting all kinds of cool stuff on Beowulf, which I need to read if I’m going to teach it next semester. Speaking of which, I need to think about a book order. I’m thinking Collins for the main text (LA and EM is the course), but does anyone have a better choice? LDW mentioned that a book by Olsen (Lynette?) might be decent … OH!!! and how much does it say that today in class when we were talking about an excerpt from the Rig Veda, Indra killing the dragon, and a student compared it to part of Genesis, all I could think of was, um … Beowulf?
Let’s see … I don’t have a volunteer for the next Ancient/Medieval Carnivalesque in November, and am thinking I haven’t done one in a couple of years, so I might do it myself if no one minds …
In the meanwhile, I’ve got to read a ton of a Greek historian writing about Rome about wars with the guy with the elephants for Friday, write the review of a ginormous book which can only be glowing, and a review of different book by reasonably famous types, and write an application for the Dream Job. Now I just have to worry whether to use letterhead for my cover letter.
ETA: apologies to all for the plethora of misplaced and dangling modifiers. I blame two things: drive-by blogging and a drink called a pear blossom.