Recovered Writing, PhD in English, World War I Literature, Presentation on Weapons and Tactics, 31 January 2008

This is the forty-sixth post in a series that I call, “Recovered Writing.” I am going through my personal archive of undergraduate and graduate school writing, recovering those essays I consider interesting but that I am unlikely to revise for traditional publication, and posting those essays as-is on my blog in the hope of engagingContinue reading “Recovered Writing, PhD in English, World War I Literature, Presentation on Weapons and Tactics, 31 January 2008”

SLSA 2009 Presentation on Wells and the Tank

Yufang’s and my wedding may not have been science fictional, but I did take care of some pre-scheduled science fiction business in Atlanta, Georgia during the week after our honeymoon. I went to the annual Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference where I presented a paper on invention/authoring of the tank. Unfortunately, theContinue reading “SLSA 2009 Presentation on Wells and the Tank”

Decoding the Origins of the Tank and “The Land Ironclads”: Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton and H. G. Wells

I just sent off my presentation proposal for SLSA 2009, which as the theme “Decodings” and will be in Atlanta, Georgia in November.  Since I’ll be teaching and reading for my PhD exams, I decided to dust off a publishable paper to shorten and present at the conference (assuming it’s accepted).  In the meantime, IContinue reading “Decoding the Origins of the Tank and “The Land Ironclads”: Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton and H. G. Wells”

Blog Made to Suffer

That right–I’m a blog S&M junkie.  Not that I’m into S&M blogs, but I derive a certain amount of pleasure ignoring my blog while pursuing other, arguably more important, matters.  So it goes. I’m currently pulling double duty on papers.  I’m knee deep in tank books describing their development and first battles.  I believe thereContinue reading “Blog Made to Suffer”