Author: Anne Baillot


Birthday here, birthday there

While it has been clear for a while that my daughter’s birthday (which is tomorrow), and most likely also mine (in 2 weeks) would be spent at home, it is still not obvious what the conditions for my husband’s will be (mid July). In the meantime, after making clear that...


Growing trees

While the garden is getting greener, it seems that we are going to be trapped in this situation for quite some time still. For the first time since the beginning of the lockdown, we plan on watching the presidential announcement on TV tonight, although I don’t expect much surprise there:...


One doorstopper later

Easter break at  last! The past four weeks feel like an eternity that would have passed by eerily quick. I remember, vaguely, the chaos of the first weeks. I remember realizing painfully it was almost impossible to find time for daily hours of work. There have been week-ends I spent...


Boeckh strikes back

You know how research takes a lo-ong time, and publication processes too? Let me tell you a story about it, and one that ends well at that. A decade ago, when the projet “Berlin intellectuals 1800-1830” started, there were three main focus points reflecting the main spaces of public involvement...


Two magpies on the wire

I finally managed to finish recording the last classes that were due for this term. I had started into the week-end hoping to be able to wrap it up by Sunday evening, but after 15 hours of work for 3 recorded hours of first year introduction to literary history, I...

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