Yep, all done. 4,471 words in the main body of the essay. It’s a little shy of the 5,000 words in the syllabus but I think that considering the size of the class and the fact that we all need to read everyone’s papers (there are two more like this) I think that everyone will be grateful that I was concise(ish). Of course if you include the footnotes the word count jumps to 5,756 but what can you do? Well, time to format the bibliography and footnotes and then go home to bed. After I’ve presented the paper and then reworked it in response to comments maybe I’ll post it here. Huh, maybe I’ll post it here sooner so that I can get some comments before I present…we’ll see. Nightie night.