– scheduled my teaching for next semester (MWF@11)
– missed my oral exams (the “I’m on leave” memo didn’t circulate properly)
– mailed a buncha 4SQs
I have one more class to audit. These are what I’m thinking about:
– Shelley, taught by Tucker (who taught my Lyric Poetry class and who makes me smarter). It’s funny because it conflicts with a course on Coleridge and Wordsworth. Gotta pick your favorite Romantic. Of course, that’s easy, of course it’s Shelley.
– Ulysses, taught by Levenson (who is an incredible teacher and who I haven’t had yet). This is conveniently after my teaching.
– Theory, taught by Wicke, who is one of my orals examiners.
There are so many good courses being taught in the Fall that I almost wish I wasn’t done with coursework, or that I hadn’t taken, like, RenPro– if I’d waited till this semester I could’ve taken a more basic Shakespeare class for my Ren req.
The responsible decision would be to audit Theory. The fun decision would be to audit Ulysses. And to follow my heart would be to take Shelley. Obviously, I’m leaning towards Shelley, but I will probably sit in on all of them and see who’s taking what… I don’t really want to sit through an intro theory course, and the class makeup of the Joyce courses seems hit-or-miss.