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I've been trying for awhile to change the focus of this blog, and now that I've got both time and motivation to do that, I've decided that LJ doesn't really suit me anymore. My new blog, "Marginally Yours" is here: marginallyyours.blogspot.com. I hope you'll read and comment.

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It's 6am on wedding day

and I've officially given up thinking I'm going to sleep any more than the 3.5 hours I already have. I wasn't supposed to get up untill 7:30, but I've been awake since 4 and can't deal with lying in bed staring at the ceiling any longer. My stomach is all topsy-turvy. I'm not scared, really; it's just nervous energy. Everyone cross your fingers that I can run on adrenaline (and possibly caffeine) until 5pm when we leave the reception for the honeymoon. Speaking of, my mom gave me the digital camera I wanted as a wedding gift, so I'll try to post pics of the honeymoon and maybe some wedding stuff when we get back. We're spending five days in NYC. I'm very excited. I'll talk to you all soon!
Some students in a colleague's class are interested in citing my thesis for their essays on Twelfth Night and She's the Man. It's below the cutRead more...Collapse )






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Quick RL update

Hi all. Sorry I've been away from eljay so much lately. As most of you know, I've been busy planning my wedding (that's in SIX weeks--eek!) and going through the painful PhD apps process for the second time. I still have four schools I haven't heard from, but I got my first acceptance today, from Florida State. Just wanted to share :)

Comment and let me know what you've been up to!

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Conference paper

Hey guys. Thanks for your participation in my poll. Since you all helped so much, I thought you may like to see the final paper.Read more...Collapse )

Poll for conference paper

Answer both questions. Women only, please. I certainly understand that men can be and are feminists, it's just that my paper focuses exclusively on women.
Poll #1322380 Evangelicals and Feminists

Do you consider yourself an Evangelical Christian?

Yes
0(0.0%)
I was raised in church, but am currently non-practicing
2(40.0%)
No
3(60.0%)

Do you consider yourself a Feminist?

Yes
3(60.0%)
I believe in gender equality but am uncomfortable labeling myself a "feminist."
2(40.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

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Help?

Hi, all! I hope you are having a happy holiday season. I'm working on a paper for a conference in February. The conference is on Evangelicalism in America, and my paper hypothesizes that the new "Modesty Movement" heralded by Wendy Shalit in such books as A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue (1999), Girls Gone Mild: Young Women Reclaim Self-Respect and Find It's Not Bad to be Good (2007), and The Good Girl Revolution: Young Rebels with Self-Esteem and High Standards (2008) is common ground for discussion between Evangelical Christians and young Feminists. I need to discuss why those two groups have historically considered themselves at cross purposes, and to do that, I'm conducting an informal poll. I would ask that this be limited to women only, as that's who my paper focuses on, and that everyone answer both questions. You can also elaborate in the comments if you'd like, though that's not required. Thanks in advanced for your help, everyone.

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Huzzah!

 I passed my thesis defense! Yay! Also, i got to have time with my girls today, and Jensen Ackles got naked on Supernatural. Thanks, CW.

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Argh. And also something interesting.

 It is just past 4am. I am awake. That is not okay. I'm also pretty stoned on cold meds, since the universe seems to have deemed it appropriate for me to get the worst cold ever less than two days from my thesis defense. I'm just praying that I don't totally lose my voice.
Anyway, since I'm awake, I wanted to share this article from the most recent issue of Bitch Magazine (a feminist mag that chiefly covers issues of pop culture, for those of you who are unfamiliar). It's about the difficulties of being taken seriously as a female writer, so I thought some of you on my flist would be interested.

bitchmagazine.org/article/the-ambition-condition

I
'm going to try and go to bed again. Love (but no kisses because I am gross) to you all.

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Chapter One