I made it through an exceptionally busy October. Things now calm down substantially, and I can try to get back to a position where my teaching, administrative roles (IAS, IBRU, Society and Space) and my own research have something of a balance.
Apart from the Warwick lecture, almost everything on this blog in the last month has been links and information – nothing about my own work. I wrote almost nothing in October – well, that’s not true, I wrote thousands of words, but they were emails, lectures, reports, plans, etc. And I did write a book review of Monica Matei-Chesnoiu’s Re-imagining Western European Geography in English Renaissance Drama. But my attempted usual practice of writing a bit each day, or at least a bit a few days a week just didn’t happen.
November will hopefully be different. I’m giving a couple of talks on the Shakespearean Territories project (details here), and I’m planning on beginning work on the ‘urban territory‘ idea I’ve been thinking a bit about. More here in due course.