PCA in Indy with Miss Wendy

I know I’ve been a bit remiss in sharing my travel adventures for your vicarious pleasure but I confess I am overwhelmed, exhausted and looking forward to escaping back to Scotland. This summer the plan remains no conference presentations. Temptations arise, but I have beat them back like St Anthony. Having grown up in the (northern)…

New Orleans & PCA

It’s true that PCA seems to end up in New Orleans a lot. It’s also true that it comes at a kind of awkward point in the semester — just before Easter. We always have our break much earlier, though there is the extra Monday off because we’re no longer a Catholic institution even though…

While You Were Out

Or I suppose, while I was out and about in the Big Easy with Miss Wendy and other folks (yes, write up to come) I neglected my blog. So a hasty round up while I get caught up — INTERVIEWS Hector D Jr interviewed me for Sliver of Stone magazine and I natter on about…

PCA: Noir and Hard-Boiled Panel

Noir and Hard-boiled Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm Balcony N Presentations Title Body Presenter Affiliation Presentation type No Reason for Pessimism: Exploring Aki Kaurismäki’s Finnish ‘Noir’ It’s no surprise that the director who declared that, “Hollywood is the reason I make the films… K. A. Laity The College of Saint Rose Paper…

DC, PCA and Miss Wendy

PCA is a terrific conference:  I get to hang out with the fabulous Miss Wendy, and friends like Frenchy and Chris and met new friends like Rebecca and Rio. My paper went well despite my being the only panelist and it taking place on the evening of the first day when most sensible people had…

Upcoming Appearances

I knew this semester was going to be busy, but it’s got even more so as time has gone along! Here are the places I’ll be appearing and the things I’ll be doing for new releases in the coming weeks. Sorry for the cut and paste — in a rush! Running from now until May….