Progress on the school front is progressing nicely. I have already determined a way to make the seminar paper for my Digital Literacies class the third chapter of my thesis, easily killing two birds. However, I am struggling a bit with where to take a project in my Film & Feminism class; there has got to be a decent way to examine the depiction of women in noir comics in comparison to the much older noir films that inspired them.
Troubling to me is my seeming inability to read any long form fiction. I have shelved two or three novels this month without making much of a dent because I just am no longer inspired to keep going. Perhaps my selections just didn't jibe with my tastes, but it feels like there is a bit of a shift going on in my reading life. Especially considering the fact that I am making little to no progress in the second volume of M.T. Anderson's Octavian Nothing duology after enjoying the first so much. That said, I have committed to read Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses with some friends, so we'll see how that goes.
In February, I manged to read 17 books and graphic novels, including a manuscript for an upcoming novel written by two of my friends that won't be listed here. The rest were:
- Ultimate Spiderman, Vol. I by Brian Michael Bendis & Bagley
- Multiliteracies for a Digital Age by Stuart A. Selber
- A Singular Destiny by Keith R.A. DeCandido
- Planetary: All Over the World by Warren Ellis & John Cassaday
- Preacher: Proud Americans by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
- The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont & John Byrne
- Astro City: Family Album by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson
- The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber
- Ultimate X-Men, Vol. I by Mark Millar & Adam Kubert
- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd
- Preacher: Ancient History by Ennis, et al.
- Planetary: The Fourth Man by Ellis & Cassaday
- Astro City: The Tarnished Angel by Busiek & Anderson
- All Star Superman, Vol. I by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
- Amercian Insurgency by Roberto J. Gonzalez
- Powers: The Sellouts by Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming
Questions and comments are strongly encouraged. Big recommendation for Faber's The Fire Gospel, which was to be the basis of a post about the time I started to rethink this forum. I hope that this month sees a few more readers sharing in the slightly new direction.