I finished editing that essay I mentioned making Briullov read. It is now sent off to The Professor. (I also sent him a packet of poetry. We're going to have a fun time talking about it all. He doesn't...really...speak English. But he wants to see what kind of writing I do when I'm not writing at the level of a five-year-old with undiagnosed ADHD (that is, in Russian).)
Then I thought - as the essay was really just as a thought-experiment, and I don't plan on trying to get it published or accepted in any flavor of mainstream academic community, and I have this platform, I could put it up here!
But it's an 11-page paper, and I have a massive two-post blog I've been working on for Victory-Day coming up (there will be pictures to give your eyes a break, don't worry), so I decided to take pity on you.
If you're interested in reading it, you can find it here.
6 months ago