John Brown’s Body at 160

Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity. — Race Traitor, Winter 1999 John Brown and the flag of the Underground Railroad, 1846 Harper's ferry 160 years ago today, on October 16, 1859, the militant abolitionist John Brown, an important organizer of the Underground Railroad, led a raid of black and white men on Harper's Ferry, … Continue reading John Brown’s Body at 160

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Spring 2020 Press Catalogs and Recommended Books

Spring 2020 Catalogs Abrams University of Alabama Press University of Alaska Press University of Alberta Press Amsterdam University Press University of Arizona Press University of Arkansas Press Athabasca University Press Baylor University Press Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Academic Bristol University Press University of British Columbia Press University of Calgary Press University of California Press Central European University … Continue reading Spring 2020 Press Catalogs and Recommended Books

Whiteness 101: A Reading List to Abolish the Problem

You know what it is. Either you have benefited from its privileges, have been caught at its ragged edges, or have suffered under its thumb. It is a central problem of modernity, a human rights concern in contemporary life. Whiteness must be abolished. Reading List ToC Histories of Whiteness Theories of Whiteness Fuck White Supremacy … Continue reading Whiteness 101: A Reading List to Abolish the Problem

Things I Read, Wrote, Did in 2018

Following the neoliberal impulse to quantify everything in order to make a metric of productivity out of my life, and also following in the footsteps of Mark Bould, Dan Hassler-Forest, Drew Morton, and other friends who quantify their reading/viewing habits, and further following those academic-twitter and writer-twitter folks who post year's-end lists of publications—for these … Continue reading Things I Read, Wrote, Did in 2018

Annual Reading List 2017

In 2017, I read 125 books. This list was inspired by Mark Bould, who wrote his own about his reading practices in 2016 (published in January 2017). I combed through all that I read to create three lists of “bests”: recent fiction (past two years), older fiction, and comics. “Best” is subjective and my reasoning … Continue reading Annual Reading List 2017

A Timeline of LGBT Visibility in Mainstream Comics

This timeline includes mainstream comic books with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters. The timeline begins after the creation of the 1954 Comics Code Authority and continues half a century to 2004. The timeline takes the form of a bibliography. The timeline was compiled over the course of my master’s thesis research in consultation with … Continue reading A Timeline of LGBT Visibility in Mainstream Comics

Gone the Form of Man: The Gothic Tradition and the Abhuman in Jack Kirby’s The Demon (1972-1974)

Note: This is to be published, eventually, in a Sequart collection of essays on 1970s horror comics “Gone! Gone! -- the form of man -- ! Rise, the demon Etrigan!!” — Jack Kirby, The Demon Vol. 1 #1 (Aug 1972, 24.5)[1] Jack Kirby’s The Demon – a 16-issue comic book series published by DC, cover-dated … Continue reading Gone the Form of Man: The Gothic Tradition and the Abhuman in Jack Kirby’s The Demon (1972-1974)

Sexual Violence in Le Guin’s The Dispossessed: Toward an Interpretation

November 3, 2015 Context This paper, presented at The Ohio State University English Graduate Organization's second annual conference on October 31, 2015, is an edited-down version of a paper written for a graduate seminar on science fiction and literary theory, and is also a slightly different version of the paper I actually gave, which was … Continue reading Sexual Violence in Le Guin’s The Dispossessed: Toward an Interpretation

Trans-, Trans*, Trans, Transgender, Transsexual, Android, or Starfish?

November 2, 2015 This paper was originally written for an Intro to Graduate Studies course, the assignment being to write a short critical "conversation" paper about a single article and one or two other articles that it cites. As a later paragraph makes clear, the title of my paper is not a joke; it is … Continue reading Trans-, Trans*, Trans, Transgender, Transsexual, Android, or Starfish?