I just got back from Berkeley and the Regional SBL conference. It went really well. I went to some good sessions and learned a lot about topics I hadn’t given too much thought about.
I am exceptionally happy with my paper (just to blow my own horn!). I set out to show that Augustine probably had a written copy of Ambrose’s Hexameron, and one professor said he was more convinced of this that I was because of my argument! I gave a handout that looked at some manuscript studies and I’m glad I did that, just to make things a bit more clear. He also said this was the ‘smoking gun’ and afterward the chairwoman congratulated me on it. So I am pretty happy. Now I just need to send it out for publication, and get it accepted, and I will be even more happy!