I have arrived

It’s been quite a while since I updated this blog, so here’s a rapid review.

I’ve completed a draft for my dissertation chapter on Thomas Pynchon.

I’ve got a messy first half of an introductory chapter too, but I’m trying hard not to think about just how much revision that’s going to need.

All of this has snapped into close focus with the end of the academic year and my presence this week at the University of Maryland for Digital Humanities Conference 2009. After months of solitude interrupted mainly (if regularly) by the dogs, I find myself surrounded by people thinking about the same questions I’ve been wrestling with. Cool!

I’ll be presenting on Thursday and panel-hopping for the rest of the time. I’m also looking forward to meeting and re-meeting luminaries of my Twitter and podcast world.