We thought it might be useful, particularly in light of the last several posts, to have another open thread at the end of the seminar. Our hope is that this thread will serve as a space wherein we can record ideas and reflections on the nature of these chapters as a whole, and also their relationship with chapters 25–30. Additionally, as we work on our papers, further questions and thoughts may arise that would be beneficial for the group to consider as a whole. This space will also function then as a “sounding board” as we try to draw together the various (and numerous!) strands of the seminar. Onward!