Thursday, May 9, 2013
“I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now!”
The new phonebook’s here! I’m somebody now!¹
I received my contributor’s copy of my first published work in the mail today!
You can pre-order your own copy of Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages from Amazon, or wherever fine books on the history of mutilation are sold. Mine is the third chapter, “Appropriation and Development of Castration as Symbol and Practice in Early Christianity,” covering Matthew 19:11‒12, the Rabbinic categories of eunuchs and ambiguous genitalia, and Origen’s “daring deed.”
I am also chuffed to discover that my dissertation has been cited in Philip L. Tite’s The Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans: An Epistolary and Rhetorical Analysis, also available on Amazon, or wherever fine epistolary and rhetorical analyses of apocryphal epistles are sold.
¹ For those of you who don’t communicate entirely in dated pop-culture references, here is the source of today’s entry title: