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I’m going to be published!

June 20, 2011

Coming to you this fall (or maybe winter, but hopefully fall)…

So, what’s the big deal about this book? One of the chapters is my first masters thesis!

Yep, I’m going to be published!

Theorizing Twilight: Essays on What’s at Stake in a Post-Vampire World
Edited by Maggie Parke and Natalie Wilson

From McFarland’s site:

Since the publication of Twilight in 2005, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book saga about the tortured relationship between human heroine Bella Swan and her vampire love Edward Cullen has become a world-wide sensation, inciting screams of delight from loyal fans, sighs of derision from detractors, and fervent pronouncements about what “Team” one is on. Those looking deeper into its pages and on screen can find intriguing subtexts about everything from gender, race, sexuality, and religion. These accessible essays examine the texts, the films, and the fandom, exploring the series’ cultural reach and impact. Aimed at both the casual fan and the careful academic, this thought-provoking collection offers one of the first thorough analyses of the saga, compelling readers to examine more deeply their own reactions to the cultural phenomenon that is Twilight.

My essay is about Bella and some of the other main women in her life–Emily, Esme, Alice, and Rosalie. I look at how the saga denies agency to its female characters, creates a pattern of violence against women, and upholds rape culture myths. I submitted my abstract more than a year ago but I didn’t want to say anything about the book and my essay until it was for sure, for sure going to happen. I was absolutely thrilled that my essay was accepted, and the revisions have been a great process with some wonderful editors. I don’t know much about the other essays, but Maggie and Natalie both do fantastic work and I can’t wait to see the finished product. I’ll let you know when we have a set publication date.

Now, back to work on another Secret Project… which I’ll tell you about when it’s for sure, for sure. Oh yeah, and I’m back from Italy… more on that later 🙂

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Just Coop It permalink
    June 20, 2011 10:55 am

    Congrats on getting published! That’s so exciting!
    Good job and keep up the good work!
    http://justcoopit.wordpress.com/category/writing/

  2. December 28, 2011 5:13 am

    Wow, this sounds fascinating!

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