News on The Comics of Alison Bechdel

The University Press of Mississippi has decided to contract “The Comics of Alison Bechdel:  From the Outside In” for their series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists.  We have a number of groundbreaking pieces lined up; here’s an excerpt from the prospectus: This collection has two distinguishing features. First, it will cover the span of Bechdel’s career, situating… Read More News on The Comics of Alison Bechdel

Where I’ll Be, Online and Off: Summer 2016

It’s been a busy end of the semester:  wrapping up classes, the inauguration of a new president at Widener, several days of faculty development workshops (including a discussion of reimagining promotion and tenure featuring NAC&U colleague David Saloman, from the Sage Colleges). I’m particularly proud of the students in ENGL 301: Methods of Literary Study—they… Read More Where I’ll Be, Online and Off: Summer 2016

A Contract for Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing

Bloomsbury has offered a contract for “Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing: Narrative and Intimacy.”  This project has been in the works a long time, and has taken on a variety of shapes in my mind.  I’m thrilled it might now actually, finally see the light of day.  (Sidebar:  this post showed up in my… Read More A Contract for Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing

MSA 17: Teaching Modernist Women and Thinking Back Through Our Mothers

(I don’t usually do this, but I’m cross-posting between my blog and the MLA Commons site that’s currently the hub for developing “Options for Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English.”  I wanted to do a reflection on MSA anyway, and I’m glad to share it here for any readers interested in possibly sending a submission for… Read More MSA 17: Teaching Modernist Women and Thinking Back Through Our Mothers