Now I have joined a group of colleagues in preparing an article on Facebook & Pedagogy, which will almost certainly be published. Not exactly in my area of research, but a peer-reviewed publication will be very advantageous at this stage in the career. And after receiving a call for papers from Modern Fiction Studies, I am beginning a look at the way the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise dealt with the cultural climate in the US after 9/11. I'm sure I'll find an angle somewhere, and even though I am unlikely to be published in such a prestigious journal at this stage, it's a win/win scenario because I can always send it elsewhere if it doesn't pass muster. It's also nice to sit around and watch hours of Star Trek guilt free.
I also found out this afternoon that I was placed on the wait list for Florida's program, so I am hoping that with the book chapter, the co-authored paper, my analysis of Enterprise and 9/11, and a revised paper I did for a Writing Center Theory & Practice course, I'll be a sure thing come next year.
Anyway, last month I completed 7 books and 4 graphic novels, which were:
- The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
- Queen & Country: Operation: Morningstar by Greg Rucka & Brian Hurtt
- Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
- The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons
- Fables: The Great Fables Crossover by Bill Willingham, et al.
- The Needs of the Many by Michael A. Martin
- Queen & Country: Operation: Crystal Ball by Rucka & Leandro Fernandez
- Reality Hunger by David Shields
- Queen & Country: Operation: Black Wall by Rucka & J. Alexander
- Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
- Synthesis by James Swallow
The Good: Wallace, Shields, Simmons, Rucka, Smith, Swallow
The Bad: Willingham, Gawande
The Ugly: Martin
Thoughts and comments are encouraged and appreciated.