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
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