it looks like it could be longterm too--he was talking of what I might like to teach "next year" after my dissertation was finished.
now all I have to do is continue not to wet myself. this, as you know, is the hardest thing.
he did mention that I might want to scale back the Big Theoretical Overview of the twentieth century in western aesthetics and instead teach a small number of relatively accessible texts. I might need to have a course description done very soon so I will be thinking about this.
so far we thought Stein's Autobiography of Alice B Toklas and Bataille's Story of the Eye might be good for illustrating the complexities of saying "I."
and Celan for memory and trauma and Beckett too the letters of Vincent to Theo and some Rimbaud and maybe I could throw Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man in there.
I'm getting all excited about this. will have to remember being excited when I am freaking out about how to get them to talk to me.
I need a note-taking inspiration-logging program to catch all the ideas floating about. I guess I can just type them in whatever order and let god sort them out.