25 may. 2011
In Which I am Quoted
I'm reading a dissertation from Spain where I am quoted a lot. That's directly related to the reason I'm on the committee, in fact. You would think I would like this, and I do like the dissertation quite a bit, and obviously the student needs to be quoting me, but it puts me in a different relation to the text than if I were not involved at all. I try to see the Mayhew that's being quoted as THE Jonathan Mayhew and myself as just a third person reader with the same name. Seeing your own name in print has the effect anyway.