Now that my project proposal entered the bowels of the ERC, I start my research and think about some papers to publish.
Task 1. "A transforming minority" for Orientalni Archiv in Prague is nearly ready; I'm just anxious to make it better, more informative, more in-depth. I brought Lipton's Rethinking Ibn Arabi from the library again, and I slowly try to get the final version.
Task 2. Also, I think about publishing literary criticism on Bensalem Himmich and Fouad Laroui in any journal of comparative literature. I'm reading Caliphe de l'épouvante for the moment.
Task 3. I should translate some of my comments on al-Jawziyya into English. I've even got the idea of writing a tiny monograph about al-Jawziyya in order to publish it electronically with the Polish Oriental Society (if they still do this).
Task 4. I'm also reading Titus Burckhardt, his travel book on Fez, which goes slow because somehow I find it difficult to digest his German. I should write also a simple article on him.
Task 5. The idea is also that I should make myself a very careful, in-depth set of research notes on Andalusian history. Sort of things I used to do when I was PhD student, and have never done since. Just going through Literatura hispanoàrabe by Maria Jesus Rubiera Mata, that I don't have in very high consideration, but that's what there is.
Blog presenting the daily progress of my research project "Poetics of the Void. Mystical insight and cultural transgression in the Mediterranean"