Mine is on March 2, so I will be grumpy between now and then. Ok, ok, not really. My dislike of Middlemarch
isn't nearly as strong as it was, say, two years ago. Or thirteen years ago. But who would I be if not the person who dislikes Middlemarch
The (very short) presentation is just a discussion of a specifically assigned chapter, and explication of passage within it. I've been assigned chapter 27, during the second week of presentations.
Given that my prof knows my relative distaste for the book—when he mentions things in class like "and anyone who doesn't like Middlemarch
should be taken outside and flogged" he always looks right at me—I thoroughly expected to be assigned chapter 1, day 1 of presentations.
But no! Chapter 27 it is.