Saturday, June 25, 2005

Not-Quite-Dr. Davis in Print

Okay, so I'm still stuck revising these dissertation chapters after I thought I was done with them, and the mood has been a little bleak around here—sorry for the infrequent postings. But at least the universe threw down a spankin' good consolation prize: my first article, on James Baldwin's wonderful play Blues for Mister Charlie, just appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre. Not sure what gives with the JADT webmaster; the last issue and a half, including my article, are currently missing from the site. But, at least this is something to hang my academic hat on for the time being.

Am also halfway through a review of the schizophrenically entertaining yet rather baffling Batman Begins. Y'all will be the first to know when it's written and posted. But first, Chapter 3.

8 Comments:

Blogger Dr. S said...

I tried to see whether I have access to the journal through my library consortium, but I got as far as finding out that (wha??) my OHIOLink library account has expired (?!) and has to be renewed before I can do anything else. Thwarted! But congratulations to you. I'm so happy! Isn't it fun to see your name in print?

10:52 AM, June 26, 2005  
Anonymous Tim R said...

Big congrats.

Have you guys seen this? Not sure what world Tom Cruise is living in, but it isn't Earth...

6:05 PM, June 26, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the article, Nick!!!

Just saw a clip of the Tom Cruise/Matt Lauer interview where Tom claims to know the history of psychiatry better than anyone else.

If you need a reason to procrastinate, here's the link

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8343367

I think we know who the new mayor of Crazytown is...

and katie is doing a great job of playing future stepford wife, sitting off in a dark corner and smiling sweetly as her honey tells how he's read all the research papers and knows what he's talking about when it comes to prescription drugs. all v. scary

oh, and don't believe the critics when it comes to BEWITCHED. It was awesome; I laughed the whole time and thought Kidman & Ferrell were hilarious.

Also, saw the preview for RENT before BEWITCHED and it brought tears to my eyes. It looks like it will be awesome.

I made up a little ditty about "5 gabillion, 65 thousand, and a whole lot of minutes, that's how long it takes to finish a freakin' dissertation"

off to eat dinner and make some sort of plan for the week that involves more writing less celeb gossip ;)

ya love me, as mariah would say

~~ladyshazizzle

6:46 PM, June 26, 2005  
Blogger Dr. S said...

The second I read that quote from Cruise--"You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do."--I decided that I was out. That's it for me. Jerk. (Oh, wait, am I using his term??)

I think it was my mother who told me that this stuff seems to have happened coincidentally with his firing his old publicist and hiring his sister. All I can say is that if my brother ever let me shoot my mouth off like that in public... I don't know what I'd ever do, if I ever realized what had happened. Maybe Spielberg hooked him up with some Close Encounter?

9:04 PM, June 26, 2005  
Blogger Nick Davis said...

So, with Tim and Kim's help, I have finally connected all the dots.

Tom Cruise should revise my dissertation. There can be no doubt that he understands the history of queer cinema better than I do. (Actually, that opens a whole can of worms I didn't even mean to get into. Especially because I think Tom is straight.)

And surely Tom can help on that dialectical read on Deleuze and his resultant connection to Benjamin that I'm still working out the kinks on. All this time, I've been wondering who to call, and the answer has been staring me in the face all this time: the star of Cocktail!

This has "Start a Rumor" all over it. But I can't write it till I finish the current one. And till I finish writing, you know, the other thing, too.

10:20 PM, June 26, 2005  
Anonymous goatdog said...

Tom knows more than most people about most things. Just last week, while giving me the best foot massage I've ever had--it took care of that pesky plantar fasciitis that's been bothering me since I went to England--he explained to me how to build a 35mm projector out of a 1974 Dodge Demon, and then he saved a baby from a burning building before dashing off to deliver an address on Helisenne de Crenne. What a great guy. I'm glad none of you are making fun of him. (Nick, I think you're right about Tom's grasp on Deleuze--remember Days of Thunder?)

11:43 PM, June 26, 2005  
Blogger Safire said...

Congrats on the article. Hurry up with the BB review, will you (smile)?

1:19 AM, June 27, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my god! I am a slug....

just watched IMAGINARY HEROES w. Sigorney Weaver and Jeff Daniels. That movie was totally twisted, which led me to the imdb to find out who wrote it.

Dan Harris not only wrote the movie, but he directed it (and this is the part that makes me feel like a slug)--HE'S MY SISTER'S AGE!! (26) Damn!

Apparently i am wasting my life...will stop dramatiking now and write something.

Maybe Tom can finish writing my dissertation for me, since he has so much free time in his schedule for reading and understanding research papers. Maybe he will find the secret key that will make my CH 4 on Henry James come together. After all, moving from William James to his bro Henry can't be that hard for a curious scientologist like our Tom.

~~ladyshazizzle, who will now stop being a bleak slug

5:47 PM, June 28, 2005  

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