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”

Books Acquired Recently

Gurba, Myriam. Painting Their Portraits in Winter: Short Stories. San Francisco: Manic D Press, 2015. I saw a presentation on the title story of this collection at MLA two weeks ago and decided to check it out because of its speculative nature. Loveless, Natalie, ed. Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-creation. Edmonton: UniversityContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition

This past week I attended the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, which was held in Seattle this year. One of my favorite aspects of going to MLA is browsing the book fair, which usually has a good mix of academic and commercial publishers represented. Almost all of the publishers have sales and some giveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Awkward-Rich, Cameron. Dispatch: Poems. New York: Persea Books, 2019. I met Awkward-Rich at MLA last year and since then have become a fan of his work. His new poetry collection just came out and I ordered it right away. Harris, Middleton A., ed. The Black Book. 1974. New York: Random House, 2009. This book isContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”