Writing Activity, February 2021

As I wrote last month, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month. I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic–and partly as an archiveContinue reading “Writing Activity, February 2021”

Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition

The Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention was virtual this year, so the book fair was also virtual. Publishers gave their usual in-person conference discounts for online orders made via the convention website. All of my purchases have now arrived. I missed browsing the book fair, but it was nice not to have to figureContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition”

Writing Activity, January 2021

When I was on sabbatical in the first half of 2020 (which feels like “a million centuries ago,” to borrow a phrase from Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, an apt title for our present times), I kept a monthly list of what I accomplished. In the new year, I’ve decided to do something similar withContinue reading “Writing Activity, January 2021”

Sabbatical Productivity: May

I am on sabbatical this semester and have been keeping a list in my journal of the academic activities I engage in. This practice is partly for myself, so that I make sure I am using the time productively, and partly for my institution, which requires me to write a report about the sabbatical onceContinue reading “Sabbatical Productivity: May”

Books Acquired Recently

Duke University Press is having a 50% off sale through the end of this month, so I ordered two of their recent releases. Brim, Matt. Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020. Brim and I were on the same panel at MLA this past January, and he seemsContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Sabbatical Productivity: March

I am on sabbatical this semester and have been keeping a list in my journal of the academic activities I engage in. This practice is partly for myself, so that I make sure I am using the time productively, and partly for my institution, which requires me to write a report about the sabbatical onceContinue reading “Sabbatical Productivity: March”

Sabbatical Productivity: February

I am on sabbatical this semester and have been keeping a list in my journal of the academic activities I engage in. This practice is partly for myself, so that I make sure I am using the time productively, and partly for my institution, which requires me to write a report about the sabbatical onceContinue reading “Sabbatical Productivity: February”

Sabbatical Productivity: January

I am on sabbatical this semester and have been keeping a list in my journal of the academic activities I engage in. This practice is partly for myself so that I make sure I am using the time productively and partly for my institution, which requires me to write a report about the sabbatical onceContinue reading “Sabbatical Productivity: January”

Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition

Brolaski, Julian T. Gowanus Atropolis. Brooklyn: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011. Someone on one of the panels I attended at the recent MLA Convention mentioned this book and the title stuck in my head. Then about a week ago I was reading Heid E. Erdrich’s anthology New Poets of Native Nations, which includes some poems fromContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. New York: HarperTeen, 2018. I heard about this book at a panel at the recent MLA convention and it sounded interesting enough that I decided to buy it. I will be teaching a Latinx Literature course in the fall for the first time, so I am trying to read asContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”