I have two conferences back to back, SCMS in Montreal next week, and then PCA/ACA in New Orleans. While this meant more work over an already busy Spring Break, I'm very excited about both, for different reasons.
It's my first time at SCMS and while Montreal's weather terrifies me, our panel on Twin Peaks is a preview of our co-edited In Focus for Cinema Journal so that will be fun. The presentation is below, but not linking to paper because it is the basis of my In Focus essay.
You'll either have to just enjoy the pretty pictures, or come to our panel which is Wednesday 25 March 12-145p. I'll be the one in the tie. Or stop by the registration desk on Friday 12-5p and say hi! This is a big conference and I'm looking forward to catching up with friends and put faces to Twitter names so that will be nice too.
This is my fourth year presenting on the fairy tale panel at PCA/ACA and at this point it feels like coming home. PCA/ACA has a great vibe, and has some of the most accepting, supportive scholars I've ever encountered. I am particularly grateful for Robin Gray Nicks & Linda J. Holland Toll who are wonderful panel chairs.
The paper is linked to the title (although it needs one last round of revision). Our panel is Thursday 2 April at 945a, so come see.
If the #Sterek portion of the paper/presentation is your favorite then you might also like to check out
KT Torrey's organized round table of: "What's Your Definition of Dirty, Baby?: Taking Pleasure, Together, in Fanfic" Friday at 630p.
So it's a busy few weeks- this week I defend my dissertation prospectus, then off to Montreal, then home for a few brief days before jetting off to New Orleans. While I'm happy to be traveling to these conferences, and happy with these papers, shoving four total conferences (MLA in January, ACMRS in February, SCMS in March and PCA/ACA in April) into this semester because it's the last set of conferences that will appear on my CV before the job market was INSANE. And I won't do this to myself again.
I will as always, be grateful once I'm on the other side.