Website Updates

Hi all, I’m currently in the process of updating my websites and my online presence in general, including, of course, working through an update on the site here. I haven’t been able to update this site nearly as much as I would like, both because life and work have interfered and because I’ve often been […]

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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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Worldcon–September 2, 2012–Teaching SF Focus On Educators

I’ve been involved with the AboutSF program for about two years now, the description for which is in the notes for the panel above. This panel was an interesting and far ranging one about methods, processes and theories of education in the fantasy and science fiction fields, and David-Glenn Anderson (also the coordinator), Tim Griffin, Violette Malan, Chris Mirell and I covered a lot of ground with a lot of thoughtful questions to answer (and it was nice to have longer than an hour to talk about this stuff, for a change!).