It’s been a while since I posted, but that’s because I have been doing awesome things. To whit:
1) Assisting with the administration for the excellent 2nd Global conference on The Superhero, run by the inimitable Danny Graydon and Barbara Brownie. I met so many awesome people, from around the entire globe, and learnt so much. Acanerds should certainly try and get to next year’s event – the Call for Papers will be on the announcements page as soon as it comes out!
2) Organising the annual conference Fear, Horror and Terror, which included some fantastic papers from literature, sociology, film and other disciplines.
3) Finishing off the final edits to my chapter – ‘Twenty Percent of His Body – scar tissue, masculinity, and identity in Arrow‘ for the forthcoming book Hitting the Mark with Arrow: Critical Essays on the Series and Its Characters, editors Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski. This will be published by McFarland Press in 2017, chock-full of really great stuff. I’ll put a link up as soon as we have a release date!
4) Writing a chapter on Neil Gaiman’s classic comic series The Sandman for the forthcoming Handbook on Comics and Graphic Novels from esteemed German publishers de Gruyter. This opportunity was made possible by one of the volume’s excellent editors, Dan Hassler-Forest – and if you’re not reading his stuff, then Grodd help you!
Normal service (for a given value thereof) will now resume.