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So I forgot to post the link to my most recent column over at Amazing Stories, about Pamela Dean's Tam Lin, which is my favorite back-to-school book. I am behind on writing columns for AS, because of a combination of writer's block, being freaked out about the flood, and just general "Ack!"ness. (So if anyone has any ideas for things to write about regarding fantastic literature, that would be appreciated. Really, really appreciated. Just sayin'.)

It was suggested to me over at facebook that I should get a blog with my own domain name, which I could use for my scholarly professional whatsis purposes, and that does have its appeal--will likely be useful when I go back on the market too. On the other hand, I'm afraid writer's block will afflict me more... On the other hand, I could post a bunch of my talks and such and work on reforging my academic identity, and that definitely has its appeal. Any thoughts on this?

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Steve Davidson
Sep. 25th, 2013 01:14 pm (UTC)
writing for AS
would you have any interest in profiling some of the academic works devoted to fantastic literature? good critiques of the field...? interesting surveys...interesting literary treatises on genre. There's a lot of good work that seems to unfortunately never get beyond the bounds of "academic SF"; I think if people knew more about those works and what they offer, there would be wider interest.
caitri
Sep. 25th, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: writing for AS
There's a thought. What about a sort of intro to academic nerdery--what SFS scholars actually do?
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caitri
Sep. 25th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
I like this plan. And block shall be overthrown!!
ithiliana
Sep. 28th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
*waves*

**shares your love for TAM LIN big time**

Not only best back to school novel ever, but best well, college novel ever.

I adore it from top to bottom, and all the sides.

I have a blog at my university and another one for a scholarship project that I hope to start posting more on--it's been a hectic fall (our Tech Services unit seems to be melting down, and the whole uni is in a tail spin over accreditation).

I am surviving....barely....and am trying desperately to get more into active interactions on my lj/dw stuff.

caitri
Sep. 29th, 2013 06:58 am (UTC)
*hugs*

I'm glad you are well! It does seem to be a rough fall for most everyone!

Are you planning on going to PCA 2014, btw?
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