February 23rd, 2011


News and Such

Happy birthday to ankh_hpl and dqg_neal, and happy early birthday to xerum525, jagash, and nightlywanderer. May all of you enjoy many happy returns of the day!

FYI, Here's a list of where I'll be when in the next couple of weeks...

Where I'll Be When

Sunday, February 27
Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley
My Talk: "Lasting Lessons of the Trail of Tears"

Friday, March 4-6
StellarCon 35
My schedule:

4pm: Podcasts, Finally Getting Respect? (I'm moderating this panel)
5pm: 10 Rules About Writing

12pm: 13 Dooms (Dystopias and Post-Apocalypses)
4pm: Tony Ruggiero's Quick Write

10am: Harry Potter Retrospective
11am: Signing


I've also got my teaching schedule lined up for the near future. This summer I'll be offering an undergraduate/graduate cross-listed course:

"The American and the Frontier: Is the U.S. Exceptional?"
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In Fall 2011, I'll be offering both an undergraduate and a graduate version of my Harry Potter course:

"Harry Potter and His Predecessors"
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The day is ending,
The night is descending;
The marsh is frozen,
The river dead.

Through clouds like ashes
The red sun flashes
On village windows
That glimmer red.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Afternoon in February"