As a follow-up to the last post, which was devoted primarily to prioritizing the good things that are happening to me, I thought I might write about how I approach prioritizing. I am intrigued by the many different approaches to time management, and while I always advocate the learning of this skill to my students I realize that it is not possible to impose time management methods upon anyone. We’re all just too different. [Read more…] about Still juggling
I find myself in a place where I am overwhelmed with good things. My article on A Game at Chess has been accepted by ROMARD for their December 2011 issue. I’ve been asked to submit an essay to the NTRMS volume on REED. I’m chairing three panels at RSA on Digital Pedagogy and Early Modern Studies. I’m chairing the DHSI 2012 colloquium as well as co-teaching a DHSI course on Digital Pedagogy. I continue to work on imageMAT. I’m working on proposals to edit Henry VIII for ISE and reinforce the connections between the Tarlton Project and REED. This on top of teaching three sections of London City Comedy and an independent study course with two students that ties into the AFI database project. Plus all the Brittain Fellow responsibilities. Not to mention trying to prepare for the job market. [Read more…] about Prioritizing priorities
Re-reading of McMillin and MacLean’s The Queen’s Men and their Plays has been yielding significant new questions about The Tarlton Project’s direction and content. Not only must I round out the touring section with equal emphasis on documentation of Queen’s Men performances at court and in London (not to mention a comparison with references to Tarlton’s solo appearances in both places), but I must address in more subtle terms the nature of the troupe’s touring practices. Very exciting. [Read more…] about Tarlton touring post
Over on one of my other blogs, The Tarlton Project, I’ve posted about my initial observations examining Queen’s Men touring data by year, 1583-1588. Please take a look: “More Adventures in Mapping“.
I consider myself to be relatively well organized when it comes to work. I keep lists (I use Things synced between my Mac, iPad and iPhone to organize just about everything in my life), and I use DevonThink Pro Office to keep track of all research and most of my teaching resources. While my desktop (virtual and real) is not the tidiest, I know where everything is. So I’ve been looking forward to making the most of my efficiency this summer and make a serious dent in everything from writing to personal research projects to imageMAT prototype development to preparing for this fall’s job market. I never expected family emergencies to completely throw me off my game, but so they have. And while it has been at times by turns terrifying and exasperating, the experience of having to put my personal plans in abeyance has been an important lesson. [Read more…] about Priorities