I finally got through the chapter in Landrum on criticism and theory. He's amazingly talented at summarizing the work of others; the section on Todorov was particularly interesting because Landrum takes a wider view of it than I had before. The next chapter is on authors, and I plan to read only through the 1930s. I'll save the others for a different paper.
My notes continue to be solid though fewer than I've written before now.
I HAVE GOT TO START WORKING ON THE ABSTRACT.