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.

1 comentario:

Clarissa dijo...

This is why it's hard to submit an article. You never know if a person whose scholarship you are disagreeing with (or their friend, or their former student, etc.) is going to be one of the reviewers.