hello, scientopia

Aug 30 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

I'm honored to be guest blogging here at Scientopia, especially since I am not a scientist.

My primary area is American literature after the Civil War.  I've also taught film.  I don't really blog about American Lit or film very much, though.  If pressed, I'd call my blog a blurt-space for whatever's on my mind at the moment.   It's eclectic and random, primarily because I never set out to blog about anything specific and was a few years into blogging when I realized that it might be a good idea to...you know...focus on something.  So the focusing thing never happened.  Topics range from signs that you might be an English professor to an open letter to the users of Craigslist to things my kiddos say to things about which I feel compelled to rant.

I am, however, married to a high school physics and chemistry teacher.  Which causes moments like the following for our poor children.

Child [pointing]: Why is that thing over there moving?

Me: Well, it might on a quest,  like in Beowulf!

Husband: An object in motion tends to remain in motion...

Child [looking confused]: Um...ok.

Me [simultaneously with Husband]: The literary conventions of the epic include...

Husband [simultaneously with Me]: Newton's law clearly states...

Child [over shoulder, while fleeing]: Yeah, ok!  Bye!

So there's that.  But I am fascinated and intrigued by the possibilities of science, though my interactions tend to involve representations of science/scientists in literature and film.  More on that later.

Thank you for inviting me to visit.






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