Something approaching a blog about musicology.
Currently, my list of musicology projects is:
~Working a bit on Dvořák’s late works as preliminary dissertation exploration (courtesy of some fun materials found in the LoC).
~An ongoing paper (which, hopefully, will eventually become my Master’s thesis) involving queer theory and a particular alternative LGBT dance party.
~Considering heading up to NYC to work on some stuff in the NYPL archives for a paper about Copland’s Billy the Kid.
~A paper about Richard Strauss’s lieder that I wrote a year and a half ago and recently submitted to a small journal. Just waiting to hear back about acceptance/rejection.
~Attempting to learn Czech for the Dvořák stuff, which will involve going to the Czech Republic for an intensive language program from mid-July to mid-August.
The problem with trying to keep all these projects in the air at once is that I can distract myself from any one of them with any other one (well, aside from the submitted thing). Also, attempting to have a social life while I’m in DC for my fellowship means I don’t do nearly as much reading/writing as I should. Living in Europe for a month is also going to cause some delays later this summer. In the end, I’m busy and happy with my work, which is a good place to be.
Also, ohmygodexcited for the Czech Republic. There will be archives, languages, castles, trains, old cities, a low Euro exchange rate, gallivanting, and beer.