I have a very good 40 hour a week office job working on what will remain an anonymous academic journal. At the same time, I'm still working on my own academic research projects. (Still want that tenure-track professor job, after all.) Unfortunately, this means that I have very little time for strictly "leisure" reading and even less time to blog about it.
Among the things I've had on my plate lately:
- Revising a dissertation chapter for journal publication.
- Working on a conference presentation on Ishmael Reed's Juice.
- Figuring out how to turn my dissertation into a tighter book project.
Still, because I conceived of this blog as a space where I could share with you what I've been reading, let me tell you what I've read so far in 2012. You'll see just how much of my time has been spent working on Reed:
Reed, Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media.
----, Flight to Canada
----, Last Days of Louisiana Red
----, God Made Alaska for the Indians
----, Airing Dirty Laundry
Baldwin,One Day When I was Lost
Reed, Conversations with Ishmael Reed
Burger, Theory of the Avant Garde
Ausubel, Nobody is Here Except All of Us
Reed, Another Day at the Front
----, Shrovetide in Old New Orleans
----, The Plays
Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
----, Blue Nights
Reed, Writin' is Fightin'
Teres, Renewing the Left
Morrison (ed), Birth of a Nation'hood
Kompare, Rerun Nation
Shytengart, Russian Debutante's Handbook