Sunday, February 01, 2009

Well hi there.

It's been a while. But I'm still here, and all is well. Mostly.

Life with full time school, a full time daughter, and a job working with youth ministry at the church that can be as full time as I let it is being a little difficult to juggle.

Fortunately, I've known how to juggle since I was 14 years old.

The only side project I've really been giving any attention to lately is Thpam (which if you haven't you should definitely check out, updates on Fridays). I've even been letting Weirdos of Winnipeg slip.

But here's what's going on with me as a scholar:

I'm taking two courses this term, one on Critical Theory, focused on Identity Theory, in which I'm hoping to write a major paper on theories of secret identities, and my other class is a film course on Modernism in the Media, focusing mostly on reporter films from the 30s. I'm kinda hoping to write a paper on the Fleicher Superman cartoons (after all, Clark Kent is a reporter).

I'm trying to organize my thoughts and start real work on a thesis--which is tricky to say the least. But (among other things) I'm making an Amazon wishlist of biliographical sources, which I'll link to soon. Then if you are interested, you can see what kind of books I'm using to write my thesis. Once I start actually writing it, that is.


Elliot said...


Well, if you ever need to talk to someone other than Jan about Superman for a few hours, drop me a line! Thanks to being inspired by Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman I've been going through a (dramatic voice) SUPERMAN! phase lately... reading old stories, new stories - mostly recently Kryptonite by Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale.

Elliot said...

PS: the phrase "Clark Kent is a reporter" prompts me to say "Batman is a scientist!"