Nunc etiam, o amici

In other news, I've set the weekend of the 8th of November (i.e. noon on Friday the 7th to noon on Monday the 10th) to do my written comps. That should be enough time to finish that booklist. I've also finished:
  • The Owl and the Nightingale
  • Fredric Jameson. The Political Unconscious.
  • Patricia Clare Ingham. “Making All Things New: Past, Progress, and the Promise of Utopia.”
  • Karma Lochrie. “Sheer Wonder: Dreaming Utopia in the Middle Ages.”
  • Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. Medieval Identity Machines.
  • Hilário Franco. “La construction d’une utopie: l’Empire de Prêtre Jean.”
And will read
  • Daniel Birkholz. “Mapping Medieval Utopia: Exercises in Restraint.”
  • William Burgwinkle. “Utopia and Its Uses: Twelfth-Century Romance and History.”
  • John Ganim. Medievalism and Orientalism.
this week, and probably reread the Canterbury Tales next week. Žižek's In Defense of Lost Causes is still on my desk, as are a number of other books (Getting Medieval, Dreaming in the Middle Ages, Chaucerian Polity, usw) which I will eventually get around to reading.

Bloch's getting better, actually, now that I'm out of the "Here's why Freud and Jung are wrong in great and circular detail" section. Rereading Jameson's Political Unconscious was great, really, in part because he said a lot of things I'd forgotten he'd said in that book, and in part because his section on ideology and utopia (Chapter Six) had a lot of useful things that will make it into the diss.

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