BitchBuzz: The Value of Telling Your Own Story

Oh my! A week from today I will be in ROME with the lovely Alessandra! I can hardly believe it and so must redouble my efforts to make sure everything that needs to be done is done. Deep breath. I can do it! Yes, yes. But I’m so excited 🙂 and yes, doubtless I will…

Insanely Busy

So, here’s some music to entertain you: BB column coming soon!

Revisiting the Past

I’m not generally someone who looks back, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. At present the impetus to revisit the past comes from the need to make revisions to Pelzmantel that my editor has suggested. I must admit I winced a bit at the thought of having to look at something I wrote so long ago; would…

Whew!

Lovely Ganesh, remover of obstacles (and wearer of leis and Mardi Gras beads). Sorry! Busy busy busy — last night was the Women’s History Month concert put together by my fabulous colleague Yvonne Hansbrough and featuring colleagues Young Kim and David Bebe as well as Jamecyn Morey, who all played music by women composers, including…

Advisement Day

It’s advisement day, so I am short on time, but as my of my friends and acquaintances are knee deep in NaNoWriMo, let me offer a little cheap writing advice (mostly) from my favourite site for writing quotes: When fate’s got it in for you, there’s no limit to what you may have to put…

Jaws of Suspiria

I already wrote a bit about Jaws and my long connection to it, but I don’t think I’ve yet got around to the student reactions. It’s hard to keep track of things in the midst of the mad swirl of the summer intensive. I’ve made things even tighter by planning to run down to Connecticut…

Branding: Popular Culture and New Media

I’ll blog later about today’s class (featuring Texas Chainsaw Massacre and feminist film critique), but for the moment (and that’s about all I have) I want to get back to the difficult task of “branding” as we have come to call it. While I’m still resisting the labeling, I am trying to be more conscious…

Kazoo Round-up

Just back from my meeting with the VP and the Dean, where I formally accepted the position of Coordinator of Women’s Studies. What was that I said about only suckers taking up administrative positions? 😉 Let’s consider it the first step in my plan for World Domination or perhaps as a new hat (we all…

Live Blogging MLA

Because I always need one more thing to do: I’m going to be live blogging MLA, the Modern Language Association conference. Many of you know that this is the biggest conference in the language and literature fields. It’s not only the place for papers deemed to be cutting edge, it’s also the place where the…

Tweet

A moment of idleness finds me — done teaching and finals aren’t until Thursday and Friday. Of course I have a billion things to do that have piled up for various reasons, but I can actually draw breath for a moment and reflect on how to fill my one month break with a massive load…