Dissing with St. George

Spent the afternoon scribbling away and added two more pages to the dissertation (have I already mentioned that academic writing is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow?). At one point I got the 13th-century GOLDEN LEGEND, the late 16th-century SEVEN CHAMPIONS and 19th-century versions of THE SEVEN CHAMPIONS all mixed up and spent ten minutes blinking stupidly at the monitor.

Spent ten more minutes trying to figure out a 19th-century reference to clump-soled shoes. Were such shoes worn by soldiers? Probably. Google Books proved maddingly unhelpful in this as the relevant books have all only the stupid snippet preview. Argh!

Used terms that refer back to my theory chapter: “specific parody” and “hostile parody”. Very good.
Which means I’ve really earned a nice bedtime story, haven’t I? 😉

3 thoughts on “Dissing with St. George

  1. Laura Vivanco

    Spent the afternoon scribbling away and added two more pages to the dissertation (have I already mentioned that academic writing is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow?)

    I’m jealous! At the moment it seems to be a great achievement if I manage to write even a paragraph in a day. Mind you, I have been doing a lot of research (i.e. sitting around reading lots and lots of romances) which does tend to slow things down just a little…

  2. Carolyn

    If you’re lucky, you’ll be abducted by slimy green aliens. I mean, maybe — it could happen, and if it did you wouldn’t be stressing over your dissertation anymore.

    Also, that squirrel story was chillingly creepy.

    Take care, Sandy.

  3. Sandra Schwab

    Mind you, I have been doing a lot of research (i.e. sitting around reading lots and lots of romances) which does tend to slow things down just a little…

    Poor you. It sounds truly horrid! *ggg*

    if it did you wouldn’t be stressing over your dissertation anymore.

    Actually, I wasn’t all that stressed yesterday. Quite the opposite! I was really, really happy with myself and my two brandnew pages. And however grumpy I might get about the diss and my slow progress with it, I do believe it’s going to be a beautiful book once it’s finished. 🙂

    Also, that squirrel story was chillingly creepy.

    *lol* Yup, much too creepy to be shown to little children. The next time the BBC should just send Richard Armitage over to my house so he can read a bedtime story to me without having to scare poor little children witless. *ggg*

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