After six iterations, Chapter 2 is finally submitted, I hope for the final time. This is a chapter that began as a book article, which itself needed substantial revision. I started writing it in spring 2011, rewrote it in summer 2011, rewrote again in spring 2012, then again in summer 2012, then again in September, then revised for the book article in October, then revised back into a chapter in November. It’s on a very long work of fiction with multiple versions, and though I find some of the issues interesting, it has always felt like it has a tangential relationship to my dissertation as a whole. If anything will need revision, it’s the connection between the dissertation and the chapter, particularly in the way my theory applies to the text. For now, I’ve got my fingers crossed.
On to Chapter 4!