Really struggling with the whole concept of my disseration. Once again. Everything that I come up with just seems like more of the same from everyone these days. I want to say something that is from my own self. I want it to not be taken from the air, but something unique. Though maybe saying that universities are hypocrites is not really being all that deep to begin with.
If I did not work at the library and did not want to talk about American history, what would I be willing to talk about for ten years? I still like the idea of nationalism, medievalism, and conflict. I was really excited about the notion of working with a body of manuscript sources, but I ran ideas on where to find things. Maybe I should think about American sources of European tragedies.