I fear becoming a theorist. At this stage in the game, anyone involved in medieval disability studies is working on developing theory, but I really don't want to turn into Michel Foucault. Or anyone like him.
Maybe that's why I don't want to study Margery overmuch. She wrote a book, and that's about all we know. Any theory done based on Margery will always only ever remain theory. And I'm not enthralled about that.
I want to do more than that, be more than that. Critical theory is essential but if all it remains is theory, we all end up like Foucault.
And no one wants to end up like Foucault.
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