It’s been a rather busy month since my last update. The project with John has now been fleshed-out – though we’re delaying the launch of the website for a few months and the AHRC application for a few weeks due to scheduling and deadlines. Almost all of the costings are done, so we’re now moving on to the writing. More on the project once the first draft of the application is finished.
In the meantime I’ve taken over co-ordinating the literary theory module at the University of St Andrews, EN3201, and it has been fun putting together the reading list and planning the classes. A great opportunity to teach some of the theory that I’ve been passionate about and to familiarise myself with things I’ve never gotten round to reading. Really looking forward to the start of term. I’ll post a link to the course when the website goes live.
In terms of my own research, while I’ve been continuing work on The Devil’s Footprints, I’ve also started preparing a piece on Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon in light of a call for papers. I’ll write a dedicated post about it during the next week.