Sobriquet 49.10: One Year In . . .
So, today is the 365th day of my dissertation project and, to mark this ignominious day, I would like to do another rundown post like the one I wrote back in June:
Blog Posts: 328.
J. M. Coeztee Books Read: 10 1/2, plus sections of White Writing and Inner Workings.
Total Books Finished: 35.
Critical Essays Read: Well over two hundred.
Chapters Written: Two, but none in the last six months (thanks to the amazingly large pile of criticism on Disgrace).
Computers Used: Three.
Computers Killed: One.
Cars Wrecked: One.
Courses Taught: Twelve.
Coetzee Novels Taught: One.
Literary Critics That Have Contacted Me: Four.
Libraries Used: More than twenty.
Articles Published: Two.
Articles Published on Coetzee: One.
"Fans" in the Sobriquet Magazine Fan Club: Nine.
Best Place to Work on Dissertation: Ithaca Falls, Ithaca, NY.
Least Pleasant Place to Have Worked on Dissertation: Emergency Room at the Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA.
Sense of Accomplishment: Greater than in June, though the effect is blunted by the sheer length of time I have had to spend preparing for the chapter on Disgrace.
As far as today goes, I will try to read a bit of The Rights of Desire before hitting the hay.
For tomorrow: Read or transcribe, as usual.