The semester is well underway at Widener English, as you can see here! This fall, I’m teaching ENGL 101: Reading, Thinking, Writing, with a focus on narrative medicine and medical humanities; and ENGL 409: Senior Seminar, with a focus on Joyce’s Ulysses. We’re looking forward to welcoming Ted Howell, PhD candidate at Temple University, who will… Read More Where I’ll Be, Online and Off: Fall 2016
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
My second book, Engagements with Narrative, isn’t out yet, but some blurbs are coming in — and they are not negative! Highlights include: “Clear and authoritative…flashes of wit” “Particularly clear-eyed in its analyses of feminist plotting” “Wide-ranging, well-informed, and appealing” “The most enjoyable and accessible introduction to story-making” “This is a book that will become a… Read More Engagements with Narrative: Some Early Reviews
I turned in “Engagements with Narrative” to Routledge this past week. Check out the blurb here!
Winding down a semester that saw a lot of excitement: the inaugural semester of our First-Year Common Experience (featuring a lecture by Ta-Nehisi Coates), an exhibition of the work of Norman Rubington, writing, teaching — all culminating in great thesis presentations by our senior English majors…and a departmental assessment report. I know that last one… Read More Where to Find Me, Spring 2014 Edition
I was prompted by this post from Cathy Davidson on making online professional engagement visible and this piece in the Chronicle on #altmetrics to use TweetLibrary and Storify to archive my tweets. I began using Twitter for professional purposes in 2009, shortly after receiving tenure. It’s been an important part of my working life, but… Read More Creating a Twitter Archive: Making Online Professional Engagement Visible
I’ve decided to post an early draft of the prospectus for “Erotic Biography: Reading Intimate Lives” here for some feedback. This bit of folly is inspired by Adeline Koh‘s session on new forms of scholarly publishing and peer review at THATCamp Philly a few weeks ago, and in the spirit of looking forward to good… Read More Erotic Biography: Feedback Welcome