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Whoa, I’m Internet-famous

Someone else conveniently summarized my presentation at the conference in Texas, and neatly explained what I am up to this week. Thanks, Christie!

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Comic-Con for Academics?

With a tip of the hat to Hope Nicholson, I’d like to adapt her Facebook note here regarding a recent conference in Texas: The best way I’ve heard yet to describe the PCA ACA SWTX Conference (also known as the Popular … Continue reading

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“You’d have to drink $145 worth of coffee to recoup your conference registration.” “Plus tax!” Challenge accepted.

Since my effort to drink $145 worth of coffee at a four-day event is keeping me occupied, I’d like to draw your attention to some ye olde water cooler (commonly referred to as Facebook in these modern times) topics, which include … Continue reading

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If you tell one joke but you get two laughs, you’re still coming out ahead

Conferencing it up down in Texas.  I have been called “ma’am” twice.  I have eaten tacos twice.  I have enjoyed margaritas thrice.  Texas is nice! Finding random roommates on the interweb has worked out well once again, as I had … Continue reading

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Yes, I will be attending the Joss Wheden Sing-Along

If you find yourself in San Antonio on Saturday at 11.30 am, stop by the Pop Culture & Pedagogy Panel!  Here’s my abstract for that presentation: “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a comprehensive course on North American political … Continue reading

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“You’ve gotta have a fiddle in the band”

If you find yourself in San Antonio on Thursday at 8 am, stop by the Folklore Panel of the Pop Culture and American Culture Association conference! Here’s the abstract for my talk: “The Obstacle Flight (Motif D672): Thematic Continuity and … Continue reading

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“The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”

It is important to be aware of how your work could be interpreted by people who aren’t, say, the six professors you are working with on your comprehensive / qualifying exams and your dissertation, but it is also good to … Continue reading

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