Documents in search of a theory?

Documents in search of a theory?

Dust from the Brussels Elias conference has begun to settle and the inevitable ‘to do’ list has now emerged – (1) finish the written version of the joint paper Emilia and I are to send to a journal, (2) think about a follow-on we might do, (3) do the groundwork for a special issue of a journal I’m editing on Elias as a ‘travelling theorist’. However, I should be marking some dissertations, not contemplating these in one bit of my mind and in the other thinking hard about Pirandello’s play ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’ and furtively wondering how I might write a theory version – along the lines of, six documents in search of a theory. This has been rattling round in my head for some weeks now. But any or all of these writing things after the marking!

 

Last updated:  13 December 2018


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