“Here are Samuel R. Delany, Joe Haldeman, Simon R. Green, Ian R. MacLeod, Ian McDonald and Todd McCaffrey singing the praises of female sci fi greats like Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia E. Butler, and Andre Norton.” http://www.themarysue.com/heforshe-scifi/at
I am balancing out my teaching and committee duties with the other piece of what I do as a scholar–research and write. I was commissioned to build a chapter for a Black Studies reader that would focus on Afrofuturism and Black Feminisms.
Looking at the wealth of material on Black Feminism has made me realize just how much work I actually missed while writing my own book–it’s a reminder of that constant feeling that one can never really capture everything, though one may try to engage as much as possible. Making connections between two flourishing movements isn’t so much the issue as it is negotiating the discursive tensions with regard to political and aesthetic concerns.
Meeting deadlines while balancing out five classes and Faculty Senate committee work isn’t always a breeze, even with the great assistance of two very talented RAs. At the end of the day, it is up to me. It’s always up to me.
As you know, I like to document my moods and emotions on my face while I work. Enjoy the view while I work.
“Stuart Hall was the most important public intellectual of the past 50 years. In an age where having a TV show allegedly makes someone a public intellectual and where the status of the university you work at counts for more than what you have to say, Hall’s work seems even more urgent and his passing, somehow, even sadder. “