Archive for July 2009

Sexology/Symbolic Interactionism

July 20, 2009

S&CLooks like I have had a sociological paper using symbolic interactionism as theory in my field work accpeted in the journal Sexuality and Culture, published by Springer.

I need to do some revisions, however…will talk more about it later.  The paper got good reviews from the peers for Devaint Behavior Journal, but was turned down.


Lish/Carver/Hannah Essay

July 18, 2009

My 13,000 word essay on Gordon Lish editing both Raymond Carver and Barry Hannah has been accepted for publication in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.


I now have three or four pieces in inventory there, since summer 2007, and none have been published yet….such is the nature of academic publishing.  Good thing I’m not up for tenure or looking for a teaching gig!

SF Studies piece

July 15, 2009

My short essay, “The Past is Not Canonical: Public Domain and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” in the Summer 09 issue of Science Fiction Studies, a jorunal I contribute to often.

William Vollmann Crit Book Now Out!

July 14, 2009


My book on William T. Vollmann is now out from McFarland and Company.  You can get it from the publisher or from the usual outlets like Amazon,, etc., to have and to hold.

The Watermelon now Available

July 14, 2009


My first feature film, that I wrote, The Watermelon, was released to the market July 7 by Celebrity Video Distributors.

93 minutes, romantic comedy of sorts/quirky indie film.  You can rent it at Netflix or Blockbuster and other speciality services, at your local vid rental store, or you can buy a copy to have and hold at all major retail outlets: Amazon,,, WalMart, Target, etc.

The producers are arranging for some limited theatrical runs in New Haven and Portland; we’re working on getting it in the Red Kiosks, and working on selling foreign rights.

The first of many movies to come from me…others are in various stages of development — a TV show or two, which I will discuss later as things happen.