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? 😉