Gee, you would think from how busy I've been this past week that I did nothing
this past year
. This week's interweb evidence of my productivity includes:
- An audio recording of the New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival "Anime in Academia" panel published by moderator Alex Leavitt to his personal site, Department of Alchemy. We discuss how to go about researching popular culture such as anime, manga, and character goods in an academic context. Those of you who have always wondered what my voice sounds like--here's your chance! (Or not. No, please don't download it just for the sound of my voice. You'll be horribly disappointed.)
- An invited review of Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England by William H. Sherman at the Springer journal Publishing Research Quarterly. The editor made a surprisingly good choice in asking me to review this book; background in English literature, personal interest in book history, and sociological expertise in book publishing and the media meant that I actually had something interesting to say. The article is pay-walled, but for purposes here suffice to say it's an excellent book, well worth checking out.
- Just in case you missed it yesterday: An unexpected follow-up opportunity to my original guest post "Community Means Us" to the University of Venus blog hosted by Inside Higher Ed. It's basically a second shot at airing some personal views about US higher education that are really too complicated for 800 words...or 1600, for that matter! This fifteen minutes behind the bullhorn has put my in contact with some wonderful people, both old and new acquaintances--I'm deeply grateful.