Friday, March 09, 2007
(9:18 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: Hospitality DutyI confess that I have been lax in my blogological duties. There can never be a genuine excuse for such a failing, but my reason is that Thomas J. J. Altizer has been visiting CTS, and I have been part of the hospitality team. I confess that Brad came to Chicago for the Altizer visit as well and is in fact sleeping on my couch right this very minute. I confess that all my Chicago readers should come to CTS at 2:00 today to hear the unpublished chapter of Altizer's memoir, at the Graham Taylor Chapel, up the stairs from the Seminary Co-op. I confess that I should have announced the events for yesterday, too.
I confess that this week I finally finished up the Anselm portion of my epic medieval directed reading. I confess that this weekend I will be writing my paper for Santner's class, next week I'll be finishing Michael Naas's class (an audit, so no paper), and the week after will be spring break. I confess to needing a break. I confess that I will be taking the 20th Century exam soon, and I confess that I will probably still have 5-6 books remaining that I haven't read -- but since no one in the history of CTS has ever read the whole list, it might be better to leave those books unread, just to relieve future students of the idea that reading them all might be possible.
I confess that I may audit a course on Aquinas at DePaul in the spring quarter in order to fulfill the Aquinas portion of the aforementioned directed reading -- that's right: it's so massive that I can take an entire course and only fulfill a small part of its requirements. I confess that other than Aquinas, I need to read Joachim of Fiore, Scotus, and a woman mystic of my choosing (suggestions are solicited on the latter two -- if our resident Scotist could recommend something of Scotus that would be 500-600 pages max and would give me a good overview, I'd appreciate it).
I confess that I've been out of cereal for several days, and it's beginning to get to me. I confess that I need to figure out ways to make more money. I confess that I need to go make some coffee.