Monday, January 7, 2013

Musicalologist, PhD

I defended my dissertation. My committee approved it.

I have a few edits to make here and there, but all minor (footnote explaining that Nathan Lane isn't Jewish, paragraph connecting Bakhtin's reduced laughter to Hobsbawm's invented traditions, reinstating the edited-out reference to Mary Hunter's opera buffa work), and then it's done.

Damn it feels good to be a doctor.

Friday, January 4, 2013


I am off to Los Angeles today to defend the dissertation on Monday.

Hopefully, I will be rewarded for this with A PUPPY WHEN I GET HOME!

Details to follow once she is confirmed.