Back in the High Life Again
If you've been wondering where I suddenly disappeared to after a relatively prolific August, I've just been gearing up for my first teaching term at my new job at Northwestern University. My Fall Quarter course, which meets for the first time this afternoon, is called Gender Studies 231: Introducing Queer Cinema, and it's a lecture-scale reworking of a seminar I offered last year at Trinity College and even earlier at Queering the Apparatus (a blog that is no doubt also feeling the excitement and the pinch of a new academic year, as are this one and this one!).
Anyway, thanks to all you regulars for being patient with me while I figure out where and how this blog will continue fitting in to the vida loca of a new assistant professor. My plan is for the pendulum of energy to swing back toward the main website, and maybe even to integrate the blog more directly as a scrollable frame within the website homepage. At the very least, I'd like to be writing more full reviews. Anyway, I'll be brainstorming for a while, so don't be shy about posting recommendations of things to keep, purge, or change. In the meantime, at least two book reviews and two film reviews coming up soon... plus the next entry on the Favorites countdown, which contends that you really can go home again, though you may not always want to.