Looking back, my list of what I wanted to do this summer would have been more accurately designated what I wanted to do by the end of the calendar year. I’ve crossed off what I got done; as you can see, the two Zizek articles, my AAR paper, and beginning in earnest on the translation still loom large. I decided a while back that the AAR paper would be better delayed until the fall, when I would actually be teaching over patristics, and I also felt that translation seemed like something that could be easily integrated into my new fall routine once it is established. As for the Zizek articles, I honestly gave them very little thought. Neither is due until the end of the year, however, so I don’t see a major problem.
The summer is not over yet, and in the next couple weeks, I’m obviously going to be forced to complete my (pre-quarter) course prep, of which my Tertullian reading was a part, and I will also have to devise a syllabus for Classical Christian Thought II (Medieval and Reformation — for reasons of institutional history, this will be focused on Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, and Calvin) relatively soon so that it can be approved for use in the winter quarter. That should pretty well clear the decks on the sections other than “writing.”
On the positive side, I wrote a short book, an article, a book review, my first-ever peer review, and two brand-new syllabi. I don’t think that’s too bad.
How did everyone else do with their goals for the summer?