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Well, it *is* crowded in there, that's for sur...

2010-06-09T14:24:39.246-04:00

Well, it *is* crowded in there, that's for sure.



Eileen, it is indeed busy inside your head.

2010-06-09T12:03:13.291-04:00

Eileen, it is indeed busy inside your head.



It's not like this is a contest or anything, J...

2010-06-09T11:03:11.515-04:00

It's not like this is a contest or anything, Jeffrey, but I think I'm a bit busier this summer and fall then you are. First, up, I have to spend 2 weeks in NYC and DC getting drunk and setting abandoned townhouses on fire while reciting Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry." After I get out of jail [3 to 6 years with time off for good behavior], I have to travel to Luxembourg [early July] where I've been invited to give a plenary address at a conference on medieval pie fetishes. Inbetween time served for arson and reciting Whitman at inappropriate hours on the wrong side of the street [because everyone knows that on Tuesday nights it's the east side of the street for reciting Whitman and the west side for Dickinson and never after 2:00 a.m. for either] and the medieval pie fetish conference, I've agreed to write 75 "books in brief" reviews on texts written in Finnish for a Finnish medieval studies bi-daily newsletter and to also write the Afterword to a festschrift for Henry Bennett Wolfe, who, at 8 years of age and after 6 months at the Univ. of Heidelberg, where he conducted a brilliant career in medieval plant lore, is finally retiring. In addition, I'm working up several articles and book chapter and a dozen or so book Introductions on, variously:

--the sex life of mollusks
--Chaucer's secret life as a bee
--an abecedarium of abecedariums
--Walter Map's maps
--Ezra Pound's little-known translation of the Old English "Charm Against a Wen"
--virgin cults in lower Manhattan
--ozone depletion
--the diplomatic history of 17th-century Belgian anchorites
--the cultural history of velvet wall hangings

Somehow, when all that gets done, I've also got to get ready to take over as interim provost of the newly established Univ. of Kyrgyzstan where I will also be running the yurt-building seminars and penning a history of the China Silk Route. I have a few more things to share, but I have to sign off now because the president of BP is on the line and needs my help.



Jeremy, I'll be there October 7.

2010-06-09T08:40:50.737-04:00

Jeremy, I'll be there October 7.



Professor Cohen: Do you know a specific date yet i...

2010-06-08T15:09:36.105-04:00

Professor Cohen:
Do you know a specific date yet in October when you will be speaking at SUNY-Buffalo? I am moving to Buffalo this summer to begin a teaching position at another college in the area, and would love to try to catch your talk if my schedule allows it. Thanks,
Jeremy