"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" - O.W.

Current Study

Recently Completed Study:
Ph.D thesis: "Mapping Planet Auschwitz: The Non-Mimetic in Anglo-American Fiction of the Holocaust"

Current Sub-Studies

Areas of Interest:
> Non-mimetic depictions of trauma
> literature, trauma, and ethics
> Science Fiction and Alternate History
> 20th and 21st century literature
> Comics
> Paratexts

17 April 2011

Checking In

I know I've been a bad blogger, but that doesn't mean I've been resting on my laurels.

> I've had a paper accepted for a conference in Brighton in June.
> I'm writing a paper for the School of English Postgraduate Conference in Liverpool.
> The conference I'm organising (CRSF) has accepted all its papers and we're now starting to take fees.
> I've had another article published: "The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories ed. by Ian Watson and Ian Whates". Another review, published in Foundation # 109.
> I've been growing Twisted Tales. It's gone from strength to strength and every week suprises me by how popular it is and how seriously everyone is taking it. Which is nice. There's also a review of mine now online.
> I've made in-roads into getting teaching in the new academic year.
> I've started running again, with an aim to getting back into entering fun runs soon.
> I've uploaded my academic CV to this website.
> I attended a writing workshop led by horror author Conrad Williams which well and truly reinvigorated my writing bug and so I intend to write some short stories soon.

Ten items of varying impact and progress, but all of which I'm taking seriously. It's been a very eventful few months and slowly but surely the pieces are starting to fall into place so that I feel that I'm gradually becoming a genuine article academic, and even better, have a stronger sense of where I'm going. Good stuff.

I'll check back in soon, promise.