Conferencing Goes Digital: Some Thoughts on Virtual Academia

After everything else I had planned for this Spring got cancelled, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to present at the BAAS Digital Dialogues series. Basically a virtual version of the BAAS Annual Conference, which was due to run in Liverpool in April this year, the Digital Dialogues allow academics to share their ideas in a virtual environment to benefit from each other’s feedback and generate new ideas.

Resources for Independent Scholars: Some Ideas

If you lose your university affiliation because you are between contracts – and who hasn’t been in that situation at some point? – you may find yourself in academic limbo. With papers to write and research to do but no access to the databases and journals you need to do it with. Luckily, there are ways to work around this. I’m sharing some of my finds for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment.

#research #altac #postac

Rereading Stephen King: A Research Report

King’s central position in contemporary cultural imagination alone merits a proper look at his work. Sure, other authors have written novels that are more aesthetically pleasing, literarily challenging, or thematically groundbreaking. But the fact that his books just keep selling and selling suggest that King is on to something.

Other than that, I’m simply a massive King fan and will jump at any reason to revisit some of his books.

As we speak I’m working my way through Hogg, Samuel R. Delany’s controversial novel which depicts how a self-proclaimed “rape… Read more