Up: Only four more on-campus interviews to go!
Down: Four more on-campus interviews to go.
Up: Choice has asked me to review five volumes from one of those lovely Pickering & Chatto sets--you know, the ones that cost several hundred dollars each.
Down: That has a down?
Up: I now have sufficient Catholics for my Mary Tudor paper.
Down: Victorian Catholics did their goshdarndest not to talk about the Marian persecutions, although they certainly had plenty to say about both the Reformation in general and Mary Tudor in particular. (John Vidmar confirms that there was, indeed, a hole in the discourse.) In and of itself, this absence is interesting--I'll post about this in more detail later in the week--but I'll need to explain why the presentation tilts heavily towards Protestants (for reasons other than demographics, that is).
Up: Everything is set for my trip to California, where said paper will be delivered to throngs of adoring academics. (Well, maybe not throngs. And probably not adoring, either. But certainly academics.)
Down (1): As usual, I'm on a flight leaving at 6:00 AM.
Down (2): The flight involves four words guaranteed to elicit shrieks of terror from every seasoned voyager: "Change planes at O'Hare."
Up: My comedy of academic errors appears to have let up.
Down: Except, that is, for missing a meeting with a student this afternoon...
Up: Spring break is on the horizon!
Down: Which means, of course, that so are the midterms (one tomorrow, one next Wednesday, the last next Friday).