Archive for September 2009

Two Articles in Forum: Qualitative Social Research

September 29, 2009

Yeoman Mindinger-KlowHave two articles in the new issue of the open access journal, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, the “Biography and Ethnicity” issue (Vol. 10, No.3):

“Anthropology of the Memorial: Observations and Reflections on American Cultural Rituals Associated with Death” Read here.

“Review of Cancer and Death: A Love Story in Two Voices” Read here.


The Round-Bed Chick

September 28, 2009

Round BEd Chick

The Round-Bed Chick is a novella in the crime noir/sleazecore vein, published exclsuively as an e-book from Olympia Press.  One day I will expand it into a full novel (say 90K words), but that is down the line…for now, this section stands well on its own.

As Amazon Kindle, order here.

As Mobipocket ebook, order here.

From publisher, order here.

Story on Take the Handle

September 23, 2009

Take the Handle is a cool, well-designed e-zine.  My story, “Hold Me Please and Say This is Love” is featured in the new issue, seen here.


Paper Published

September 18, 2009


I have a research paper in the new issue of the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.

See and order here.

Morbid Curiosity Kills the Blues

September 18, 2009

I have an essay, “The Barbie Wrecking Yard,” in this new anthology from Scribner, Morbid Curiosity Kills the Blues.


Order from Simon & Schuster here.

Order from here.

Book trailer:

Hemmingson Receives 2009 Norman K. Denzin Award

September 11, 2009

NormDHave been informed I have won the 2009 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award for my paper, “Autoethnographic Fragments of my Grandmothers.”  The award is given  out by the Carl Couch Center.

Norman Denzin’s pic to the left.


Dear Dr. Hemmingson,

Thank you very much for your application for the 2009 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award. The Award Review Committee has completed its review of this year’s applications. I am very happy to inform you that you the winner of this year’s Denzin Award.  Congratulations for a fine piece of work!

As the winner of this year’s Denzin Award, there are several items I would like to inform you:

(1) Please plan to attend the Ethnography Division Business Meeting in 2009 National Communication Association(NCA) Convention in [Chicago], where a plaque of Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award will be presented to you.  I will inform you the time, date, and place of the event in my later correspondence with you.  If you could not attend the award presentation, please arrange someone to accept the plaque on your behalf.

(2) Your name will be entered onto the Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award Plaque, a 14”x 17’’ plaque, placed in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Award announcements will also appear in the newsletters and listserves of professional organizations.

The Carl Couch Center thanks you for your application of the Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award. Congratulations for winning this distinguished award.  I will be in touch with you regarding the award presentation. Thank you again.


Shing-Ling Sarina Chen

Program Manager, Carl Couch Center