I got some great news in my inbox today. The editors of the Biblical Interpretation series at Brill have shown interest in my dissertation.
What in the Wordle?
I’m a big fan of Wordles. Wordles are graphic representations of the frequency of words in any text (on a web page or in a document). The graphic above is a Wordle of my entire dissertation. Larger words appear more frequently than smaller words. You can actually get an idea of what my dissertation is like by looking over the Wordle. Click on the graphic above to view a larger version of the final Wordle or click through to see a gallery of all my dissertation Wordles.
There are a few people in this world–you find your whackos everywhere–that have said they would like to read my dissertation. So for those few people, most of them classmates from Trinity who have either a professional interest or a kind heart, I am including a link to The Righteousness and Survival of the Seed in all of its expansively condensed glory.
Click through to read the abstract or find out where you can get more of that Genesis goodness. Oh, and click here to see my gallery of Wordles.
This morning I successfully defended my thesis before my dissertation committee. What an experience!
Today I turned chapter 9 of my dissertation in to my first reader. That leaves just one more chapter to go. Since my first reader is gone all of June I’ll need to finish that chapter by the end of May.
That should be plenty of time. I hope.
During the process of writing the dissertation I’m supposed to be turning in chapters for my advisor (first reader) to look over, comment on, request revision, etc. Because of the nature of my dissertation, I decided to complete chapters 1-4 (out of eight chapters) and submit them all at once. I submitted those chapter in early March and on Friday, April 29th I sat down with my advisor to hear his recommendations. This was a very important meeting for me because early in the writing process I decided to take a bit of a risk and I wasn’t sure it would pay off.
I turned in chapters 1-4 of my dissertation last Thursday.