A brief addendum, in case anyone was wondering whether mocking a grad student's diss in the NYT could really be problematic.
In the last two days this (not especially popular) blog has received hits from the following search strings:
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So now I'm really curious. How did Duns Scotus use citations? I seriously kind of want to read this dissertation. I hope somebody publishes a monograph on this topic in the near future. Listen up, Oxford UP: there is public interest.
Incidentally, I am currently writing something on how Marianne Moore cites Duns Scotus. No lie.