HUMANITIES

Monday Missive – June 18, 2018

Linguists on the Loose — It is sometimes difficult to keep track of the whereabouts of the linguists in our English Department, for they are often trotting around the globe, presenting papers at various international conferences.  There is, however, one person who has made it her business to monitor and report on the professional travels of these footloose faculty members, and that person in Liz Miller, who herself is something of a globetrotter.  Much like Winston...

My Keynote at The Future/Present: Current Practices in Pop Music Studies

I’m giving a keynote talk at The Future/Present: Current Practices in Pop Music Studies in Uppsala on Tuesday. Here’s the text of my talk....

NATURAL SCIENCES

Dead Reckonings #23 is available!

Interested in reading literary critiques of the latest horror fiction, and analyses of the same? Well, you’re in luck, because issue #23 of the Hippocampus Press literary magazine Dead Reckonings is now available!


As in a number of earlier volumes, I contributed to this one, with a review of the excellent collection She Said Destroy by Nadia Bulkin.  It also contains great essays by a variety of talented writers and scholars, including Ramsey Campbell, June Pulliam,...

Dr. SkySkull in Mexico: The Great Pyramid of Cholula

A couple of weeks ago, as a part of the SPIE Visiting Lecturer program, I went and gave three talks at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE) in Cholula, Mexico. I had a great time, the Institute is lovely, and my hosts were wonderfully hospitable (if you’re reading this: thanks again!).

Life has been rather hectic and stressful lately, and I didn’t have time to research my destination before I got there. Imagine my surprise, then,...

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