As planned, I spent most of the week reading, finishing two books. In between the reading sessions I studied Japanese, which is a nice break from the screen. I’m exhausted at the end of each eight-hour workday and fall asleep easily, sleep soundly.
Nice week weather-wise, I’ve tried to be out a lot. Today I passed by the Şehitlik mosque and realised they had the yearly ‘offener Tag’ (‘open day’), so I went inside and they were just starting the afternoon prayer. It was beautiful to see men of different ages, walks of life, and style of clothes praying together. I was moved by it.
- Applied for a three-day course on ‘queer autoethnography’ in November 2021. This included writing a bit about my research to explain why I’m a good fit for the course.
- Emailed about a queer seminar in Hong Kong in December 2021, but it was only open to those who would present.
- Applied for the ethnographic film festival in Göttingen in 2022 – I have friends there so it would be fun to go there.
- Ran in the park.
- Had an unrelated work meeting.
- Walk and talk with Ale on beautiful Tempelhofer Feld.
- Zoom introduction to the eprog platform of my university.
- Had a talk with O over coffee at my place.
- Ran again!
- Biked with A to Südgelände, an amazing and unique park where I hadn’t been before. He brought a protein bar called ‘PhD smart’.
- Was invited to a fig with gorgonzola at my friend and neighbour O’s in the evening.
- Submitted an abstract for a special issue of a journal.
- Registered for the Yucatan conference in November 2021 and paid my fee (44 euro).
- Visited the Şehitlik mosque.
- Recorded my impressions of Georges Bataille’s book Eroticism:
- Research Integrity (last module)
- Galbraith, P. W. 2021. The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press.
- 4: The Ethics of Affect: Drawing Lines with Bishōjo Game Producers and Players (p. 157–94)
- 5: Hajikon: Bodily Encounters and Dangerous Games (p. 195–236)
- 6: Conclusion: A World that’s Ending: Do You Love Me? (p. 237–52)
- 7: Epilogue (p. 253–56)
- 8: Appendix: Notes on Perverse Methodology (p. 257–70)
- Weeks, Jeffrey. 2009. Sexuality. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge.
- 1: The Languages of Sex
- 2: The Invention of Sexuality
- 3: The Meanings of Sexual Difference
- 4: The Challenge of Diversity
- 5: Sexuality, Intimacy and Politics
- 6: Private Pleasures and Public Policies
Anki, kanji, news, anime, and:
- Try N2, chapter 9-1, 9-2, 10-1, 10-2 (except the last test)
- Sōmatome N2 reading, from 2-5 to 3-5
It became October.