Well, looking at the previous posts puts the past semester into focus.  I’ve been working 4 to 8 hours a day on various parts of the dissertation, mostly on the first three chapters.  A lot of revision and moving around is going on….

The revisions for chapter one included one complete re-write and one serious revision.  About half of my bibliography for chapter one is in German, and I was asked to pull all of my original examples from one and put them later in the paper… so I had to go again to all those sources and find new ones, which took forever.

I’m putting the finishing touches on chapter one, and then take a good long look at two and three, which I plan to turn in on the same day, hopefully in mid Feb.  I am expecting chapters 4, 5, 6 to go a bit faster – my bibiliography is already located and I’ve done a good bit of research on these topics already.