Milestone the Second.

Things have been very busy for me over the past six months on a number of levels, but on the academic side there’s been a good reason for the relative silence: in addition to the usual load of class preparation, grading and meetings, I’ve been working towards promotion. I’m happy to announce that the University […]

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New essay on V.S. Naipaul released

I just received a copy of A House for Mr. Biswas: Critical Perspectives, a new collection of critical essays from Pencraft International Press (you can find a good rundown of the book’s contents here).  I contributed “‘His Own Portion of the Earth’: The Rhetoric of Alienation and Separation in Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas” […]

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And we’re back!

Hi all,      I’m happy to report that thanks to the tremendous work of webmaster extraordinaire Kevin Grinberg, my website is fully back online after a database collapse, and we’ve taken the opportunity to make some overhauls to the look and feel of the site.  Those tweaks will continue over the next few weeks, but […]

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Quick update to my Media section…

I’ve just uploaded a new item to my academic Media page, a panel I did at Worldcon in Chicago as part of the AboutSF program.  This was an interesting panel tying together my interests in teaching, writing, and fantasy and science fiction, and I’d love to hear what you think.  Otherwise, I’m spending the holidays […]

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Creative Writing Course Presentations

I’ve been including presentations from creative professionals in different fields as a part of my course on creative writing for many years…I’m happy that I finally remembered to actually film parts of these presentations this time.  Norman Cates and Bryan Thao Worra hold forth on the creative process for them in these clips; I think […]

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Worldcon panel

Just a quick post to let everyone know that I’ve posted a new panel appearance on my Media page from this most recent Worldcon, about teaching outside the box with science fiction–there were some really interesting panels in Reno, and I’m glad to finally get the chance to share one of the more academically oriented […]

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In defense of teaching.

Teachers are used to working with less.  Primary school teachers are used to buying basic classroom supplies out of their own salaries; secondary school teachers are used to teaching with classrooms at double or more capacity; post secondary teachers at all levels are used to ever increasing demands from multiple masters (publish now, do committee […]

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Me and the media…

…so to speak!  I’m happy to announce that thanks to the work of my friend and talented webmaster Kevin Grinberg, I now have a Media section on my website (both Author and Academic sides of it, actually), where you can find interviews, readings and even video clips of panel appearances I’ve done.  Feel free to […]

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