At this very moment, I’m teaching two courses for a local college on an adjunct basis; I have not taught either of them before now, so that means that I’m having to keep pace with textbooks that I haven’t read previously (though on one of them, I’m far more knowledgeable than the other, though I’m holding my own with both). Tomorrow, a further course starts at a different college, which only lasts for eight weeks (whereas the other two courses are twelve, of which we’re in the fifth week at present), but which I’ve taught many times before; we’re using a different textbook than I have previously, but the adjustment shouldn’t be too difficult. So, that means that over the next eight weeks, I’ll be doing more work-for-pay than I ever have in my entire life previous to this, which is a good thing (although teaching two classes a few years ago at a different college paid far better than my current situation, and had insurance…); unfortunately, it also means my time to post here will be even more limited, particularly on Tuesdays in the next eight weeks.
That really sucks, because Foundation Day, Natalis Antinoi, and Dies Natalis Sol Invictus are all on Tuesdays this year (though by the time of the latter, the term for the others will be over). As a result, I’ll likely not have a post for tomorrow, but I’m going to do my damnedest to post at least something every day of the Sacred Nights of Antinous, which begin on Wednesday and last for eight days. I’ve got two major devotional goals to achieve before the end–one has a hard deadline of the 27th, and the other a hard deadline of the 30th. There may be some late nights involved, but I’m ready…
However, there’s another matter that I need to draw your attention to in the same realms discussed above: both Antinous-related, and academic! A new Academia Antinoi term begins the week after next, starting November 5th!
This term will be slightly different than the previous two, however, because only five courses will be available during it. The reason for this is because I’m so swamped with work at the moment, I won’t be able to create the 8-30 pages of new material for each course on a weekly basis (so, with five courses, like I had last time, that’s 40-240 pages a week!), so I will only be able to offer the courses that have already been offered/created previously. Until I get a bit more free time, that may be the way Academia Antinoi goes, except for a possible further single course each term. I wish it were different, but that’s how I’m going to have to operate; and, since it is ultimately a one-person operation, there we are, and that’s what we have to work with.
The five courses that I’ll be offering are:
Antinous and Antinoan Spirituality (101)
Reconstructionism as Methodology
Filidecht: An Introduction
So, that’s what we’ve got on the docket. I still have some loose ends to tie up with several of those courses at present (even though the term ended several weeks ago, for which I feel awful!), and I’ve also got a further course that is on an “independent study”/non-term-based format, which I’ll also be doing alongside these various other things and producing new material for it. With any luck, I’ll be able to wrap up at least a few of those threads by the wee hours of this next day’s morning, before I attempt to get a bit of sleep before tackling the new version of the old in-person adjunct class.
Thus, if you’re interested in any of the courses listed above, check out Academia Antinoi and all of the information on the page and the details on how to sign up! I’ve got one person signed up for a class already, and would love to have as many more for any of the above courses as are willing to take them!
I hope everyone’s 23rd is good, and I shall resume here on the 24th!