Read, Eat, SleepPosted: May 29, 2011
My first significant project expense will not be travel-related. It’s not even the admissions fee at the FDR site. That shit got straight-up waived; the kindly man behind the counter (was his name Victor?) spotted my notebook and asked if I was doing “a report for school.” I think he figured me for about 13? I nodded sheepishly. He let me in.
It’s my self-prescribed summer reading list. Sup, eighth grade.
Here’s the first shipment:
Regarding the Cresswell, I’m as intrigued as you are. This—among a few other texts I plan to consult—was the recommendation of Professor Gandolfo in the Anthropology department, whose suggestions have been enormously helpful to my proposal in its various stages. (Advice to readers: if you wish to propose a history roadtrip research project, be sure to meet with an Anthropology professor and apply for an English department fellowship. Bonus points if the professor’s courses include assigned texts with names like “The Poetics of Military Occupation” and “Sex, Gender, and Culture Among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes.”)
So much for finally getting through Underworld this summer.