I'm still alive, and still on lj. But (like many?) I'm suffering from excessive guilt re: the time writing entries takes away from Other Things I Ought to be Writing. Ergo, I do not post.
But I will try to do drive-bys now and then. To note things like:
1) I'm teaching a Transatlantic Gothic graduate seminar this semester and it's AMAZING. My students have enormously smart things to say about some interesting material and, my God, I actually LIKED Udolpho this time around.
2) I'm neck deep in cover design etc. for the academic book. Very exciting.
3) My TV obsession de jour is _True Detective,_ although, like many, I'm disappointed by the show's lack of interest in its female characters.
4) I seem to be making regular trips out to Boston & Princeton this semester, so if you live around there, give me a shout.
5) I'll be at ICFA in Orlando in a few weeks. Hopefully I'll see some of you there.
6) I just finished reading my CW classmate J.M Sidorova's striking debut novel The Age of Ice, about a Russian prince plagued by his special relationship with cold. Sidorova marries luminous language to historical detail in a saga of the promise and despair of Enlightenment science. Fans of historical fantasy and Russian novels should definitely check it out.