A Brief Note on Steven Lynn’s Rhetoric and Composition: An Introduction

When I asked Dr. Courtney L. Werner, a friend and colleague at Kent State University where we earned our PhDs (find her blog here and connect with her on Twitter here), what I should read that captures the theoretical breadth and historical depth of her discipline of study–Rhetoric and Composition–I dutifully wrote down what she toldContinue reading “A Brief Note on Steven Lynn’s Rhetoric and Composition: An Introduction”

My First Book Chapter in Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading, and Teaching the Genre

I received a nice Media Mail surprise today: Karen Hellekson sent me a complimentary copy of the book that she edited along with Craig B. Jacobsen, Patrick B. Sharp, and Lisa Yaszek from McFarland Publishers titled Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading, and Teaching the Genre. I’m particularly tickled about this arrival, becauseContinue reading “My First Book Chapter in Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading, and Teaching the Genre”

The Postnational Fantasy: Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction Forthcoming from McFarland Publishers

I’m happy to announce that Masood A. Raja, Swaralipi Nandi, and I have signed a contract with McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers to publish our forthcoming edited collection on postcoloniality and science fiction tentatively titled, The Postnational Fantasy: Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction. I would like to thank our wonderfully brilliant contributors who have submitted theirContinue reading “The Postnational Fantasy: Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction Forthcoming from McFarland Publishers”

Robert Jackson on The Future of the Book and the Future of Academic Libraries

On October 28, Robert H. Jackson visited Kent State to give a talk in the Read Special Collections Classroom on the 10th floor of the Library on “The Future of the Book and the Future of Academic Libraries.”  Mr. Jackson is a lawyer by trade, and a recognized collector of books and tribal art. Mr. Jackson arguesContinue reading “Robert Jackson on The Future of the Book and the Future of Academic Libraries”