For some reason, AAR always seems like a more significant dividing line for me than the end of the first semester (or quarter this time around), and so my mind is turning toward what I need to do in the next few months — essentially until the time my Agamben translation is due, which is also the end of the winter quarter. I invite everyone to indulge their superego along with me if desired.
By the end of the current quarter:
- Essay for Zizek Studies
- Finish all applications for jobs I’ve already decided to apply for
By the end of winter break:
- Another essay on Zizek I’ve been asked to do
- Review of Hardt and Negri’s Commonwealth
- Complete draft of Agamben translation (leaving the task of straightening out translations of Agamben’s sources until the quarter)
- Class prep for winter
By end of winter quarter:
- Finish up and submit the Agamben translation
- Prep for spring quarter — my big goal is to use the class I have to teach as a reason to read through the entire New Testament in Greek
After that, who knows? Right now the Agamben translation is providing the medium-distance “horizon” for my academic work, so it’s hard to think of what will come after it. More importantly, what comes next will depend on what happens (or fails to happen) on the job front for next year.