This is my undergrad thesis I’m talking about.

Although my MA thesis traveled a not-unrelated side road, my dissertation was a spinoff or evolution of my BA thesis topic. I have two more book projects, that I really want to write (once I get this first damn book out of the way). Both developed from the dissertation research, and both are reflecting ideas that I first came across doing the BA, although of course they’ve evolved since then.

I picked a BA thesis topic because of a random quotation in a book about something else. I’m pretty sure the author put it in just because it was fun—it’s great dramatic primary source language, but it didn’t add a whole lot to his argument and it was a slightly random tangent where he had it.

I read it and said, “hey, moment of change! That sounds like a good topic!”

Still with it.