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"What in me casts shadows"

I have happy news to share!

I have agreed to write a book for Zossima Press for mid-2010 publication. At this point my working title is The Gothic Imaginations of J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, and J.K. Rowling. I'm pleased that this book will allow me to combine my interests in and research on the Gothic, Tolkien, L'Engle, Rowling, fantasy, and science fiction, and I'm looking forward to working with Zossima Press.

Since the end of the year is a good time to take measure of where we've been and where we're going, here (for my own benefit) is the tally:



Book (Written):
Tecumseh: A Biography with Greenwood Press

Book Chapter:
(co-authored with st_crispins) "Sexy Nerds: Illya Kuryakin, Mr. Spock, and the Image of the Cerebral Hero in Television Drama" in Common Sense: Intelligence as Presented on Popular Television (edited by Lisa Holderman) with Lexington Press

Encyclopedia Entries:
* "J.R.R. Tolkien" in Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia (edited by robin_anne_reid) with Greenwood Press

* "Robert Heinlein" and "Rose Wilder Lane" in The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism (edited by Ronald Hamowy) with Sage Publications




Book (Edited):
Fantasy and Native America (co-edited with David Oberhelman) with Mythopoeic Press

Book Chapters:
* "'Art in Its Most Essential Sense': H.P. Lovecraft and the Imaginative Tale" in Cthulhu's Grandfather (edited by Geoffrey Girard) with Apex Books

* "When Harry Met Faerie: Rowling's Hogwarts, Tolkien's Fairy-Stories, and the Question of Readership" in The Hog's Head Conversations (edited by Travis Prinzi) with Zossima Press

* "Meeting at the Crossroads: Remarks on the Challenges Before Us" in Fantasy and Native America (co-edited with David Oberhelman) with Mythopoeic Press



In Egypt, I learned why the women drew black lines of kohl around their eyes: to produce shadow, to protect their eyes from the fierceness of the sun. We see because of the sun, but if there were no shadows that light would quickly blind us. We need the shadows of buildings to protect us at least a little from heat.

It has only recently struck me that we need our shadow-casters, metaphorically as well as physically. What in me casts shadows, and what kind?


- Madeleine L'Engle, from Parabola Magazine, Summer 1997

Comments

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maidoforange
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the publications. I'll have to check out Tecumseh: A Biography.

I love that L'Engle quote!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much - for everything! :)
beledibabe
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! I look forward to reading it.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
ex_lbilover
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations! What a fascinating topic to write about.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
clara_posts
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oooh, congratulations. That sounds fabulous.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
nakeisha
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a really interesting topic - congratulations!

And also congrats on what you've achieved this year.

*Hugs you*
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! *hugs you back*
estellye
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations. That sounds like it will be a great project for really digging in and showing your stuff!

Have you heard anything more about Giuseppe's documentary? I apologize if I've missed you mentioning any updates on that. I really hope it will be made available in the US.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm quite excited.

Thanks for asking about the documentary! The last I heard, the editing of the footage was going very well (they sent me a couple of sneak peeks that looked amazing), but they were also waiting to see if they could add an interview with Russell Means, who was going to be visiting Italy representing the Republic of Lakotah. I need to check back and see how that went, because I think that should already have happened (if it did work out). I'll definitely keep you updated!
izhilzha
Dec. 22nd, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds excellent. Blessings on the endeavor!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Many thanks! :)
alicambs
Dec. 22nd, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
"The Gothic Imaginations of J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, and J.K. Rowling."

Sounds fascinating, I enjoy all three authors on very different levels. Congratualtions on all your publications. I was rather drawn to you chapter - "Sexy Nerds: Illya Kuryakin, Mr. Spock, and the Image of the Cerebral Hero in Television Drama"!
wellinghall
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:41 am (UTC)
I do like that chapter title :-)
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Why, thank you. ;) I certainly didn't have any problem maintaining my interest in that topic. *wink*
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Sounds fascinating, I enjoy all three authors on very different levels.

Thank you so much! I feel the same way about them, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to "tie them today" by tracing a common thread among them.

I was rather drawn to you chapter - "Sexy Nerds: Illya Kuryakin, Mr. Spock, and the Image of the Cerebral Hero in Television Drama"!

LOL! Needless to say, the research on that was tough labor. Really grueling stuff. Work, work, work. *wink*
ankh_hpl
Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Cong-rats! Thanks for letting us all know.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for letting me share the news with you. I appreciate your kind words!
wellinghall
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:41 am (UTC)
I shall look forward to it!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
agentxpndble
Dec. 24th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
\o/ I can't wait!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 24th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks so much! *hugs*
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