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ok I'm awake.

my therapist comes back today or that is we have an appointment today and the great stress for me will be guessing whether she is really going to appear. I have this thing about people vanishing on me and she's always running late so sometimes I get a little anxious.

I am a little in a panic because I can't think of what to say about gertrude stein. with some authors this would be no biggie--reread your notes, go back over the text--but in this case the primary text is 1000 pages long and my notes are scribbled in the margins. I am thinking of just reading as much of the making of americans as I can in the next couple of days and looking over how to write again and seeing what comes of that.

I suppose I should make something of the fact that no one actually reads the making of americans except people writing their dissertations. I don't know if anyone reads how to write either, but it is shorter and in some ways more understandably nonsensical.

in any case I know I had some thoughts about these back when I was in Lyn's seminar, but I've forgotten a great deal about what went on in that class and I have no idea where my notes might be. perhaps a search for the notebook of the time might be fruitful. there are hazards to spending ten years in grad school when it comes to trying to find old notes.

I will try to just relax with the text. when I read, something always comes up. and if it doesn't? my dissertation will be about postmodern ethics and that's it.

I think that will be ok.

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piglet_68
Jul. 6th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, one thing I miss about grad school is the Big Important Texts that no one really wants to read, and never would read outside of the ivory tower, that are "crucial" to read nonetheless.

I hope your therapist is on time and wonderfully helpful today.

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