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Publication updates: new poems and CNF out; work long and shortlisted for prizes and forthcoming; latest news on Ethics in the Arthurian Legend!
Hello, all! I’ve been busily grading and getting the Spring semester concluded (and balancing that with cancer treatments) and so have been remiss in sharing some recent publications and good news. Without further ado, if you like what I make … Continue reading
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“The Haunted and the Possessed” now available!
If you’re not quite ready to let go of spooky season yet (or, like me, firmly believe every day is a good day for a good ghost story or tale of demonic possession–or hey, even better, why not both at … Continue reading
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Part 3 of “When the Elves Are Gone” now available!
If you have been reading “When the Elves Are Gone” over at World of Myth, I’m happy to share that the third and final part is now available! you can read it here: https://jayzohub.com/darkmythproductions/theworldofmyth/112/fantasy/when_the_elves_are_gone/when_the_elves_are_gone.html?fbclid=IwAR2ErKkUK3-w0L_RztIEQMG_qLBl2XQT638cal_-MCtQXJ9x_xItQAl5zls And here are parts 1 and … Continue reading
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Lost Notebooks and Second First Pages
About a year ago, I lost nearly 100 pages of drafting towards a project I had been trying to lay track for for many years, when the notebook I was writing it in went missing. (I know, I know. In … Continue reading
“When the Elves Are Gone” part two now up at World of Myth! And other writing updates
Hello! Last month, I shared the publication journey of my short story, “When the Elves Are Gone” along with the link to the first part, published in the August issue of World of Myth magazine. I’m happy to report that … Continue reading
Writing Through Lacunae: Generative Erasures, Medieval Multiverses
By actively turning attention to the erasures and lacunae left on, in, and by my subjects of study … allowing myself along the way to think and write deeply into them… I am continuously learning, re-learning, and helping my students and readers to learn, how to engage with my work.
Posted in Academia, Arthurian Things, Conferences and Professional Development Opportunities, Research and Scholarship, Teaching, writing Tagged adaptation, Arthurian Legend, Arthurian Things, Arthuriana, Arthurtime, Beowulf, creative writing, fantasy, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia Regum Britanniae, identity scholarship, King Arthur, literary reception, medieval literature, Medieval Studies, medievalism, poet, poetry, Representation in literature, representation in teaching, scholarship, teaching, Teaching medieval literature, translation, writer, writing Leave a comment
“When the Elves Are Gone” Part One now out at World of Myth Magazine
I knew it was a weird little bird from the beginning, because it was designed that way–I never billed it as a traditional short story, because it’s just not. Continue reading
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essay, memoir, poetry, flash: un peu de tout from me to you
I’m never going to be “Melissa, who writes X.” I’m always going to be “Melissa, who writes across the alphabet unapologetically and with great zest and vim and verve and joy.” Continue reading
Posted in fiction, poetry, Research and Scholarship, writing Tagged amwriting, fiction, flash fiction, medieval literature, medieval women, medieval women's studies, memoir, poetry, scholarship, Speculative poetry, women in medieval literature, women's friendship in medieval literature, women's studies, writing Leave a comment
“Weird Literature,” Third Graders, and Me-Now
Here’s a little story. When I was in third grade, we moved from Hawaii, where my father was stationed at Pearl Harbor, to Williamsburg, Virginia, in the middle of the academic year. I was put in Ms. Riddick’s class. Already … Continue reading
Some (What For Me Constitutes) Big News For Arthurian Things
Arthurian Things, A Collection of Poems, my first full-length book of poetry, published in 2020 by Dark Myth Publications, has been nominated for a 2022 Elgin Award by the international Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Continue reading
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