Well. I have a draft for the liturgy paper done. Time now to let it sit for a bit, and come back to it next week for a fresh reading.
I've been writing it in bits and pieces for the last few weeks, you see, so there's a substantial risk that I am repeating myself too much. Or not clarifying something enough, because I thought I had explained it earlier. I also need to think a bit about which journal I should send it to, and possibly revise it with that audience in mind.
Meanwhile, the Kalamazoo CFP is up, and I find myself uninspired. It would be nice to go to K'zoo next year, but I'm having trouble finding a session that seems well-suited to the things I'm working on. There seems to be a lot of lit stuff, which is not what I'm doing; there are some sessions on religious reform, which I might be able to do something with, but not much else that seems to link religion and gender. Or even to allow for the linkage of religion and gender; I can't very well submit a paper on nuns to a session that says it's about clergy, or mendicant preachers, or the like. I hate the feeling that I am trying to shoehorn my work into a slot that it really doesn't fit. I'll have to read through the CFP again, since I may be missing something, but on a first reading, my work seems like a difficult fit for any of the proposed sessions.