RMMLA in Scottsdale, Arizona was a success, although (as always!) I overestimated how much I could cover in a twenty-minute presentation. Or perhaps there’s simply so much fascinating information on the history of organ and tissue transplants that serves as background for the texts I’m examining that it was difficult to strike the right balance. Regardless, I’m ready to keep building on the foundation this presentation allowed me to craft. The longer, larger version of this project is next up on my docket.
I’m also aiming to revisit and expand an essay I worked on last spring for the national and Southwest/Texas joint Popular Culture Association conference–the one about defining masculinity in Angel and Supernatural. That project went on hiatus while I waited for a forthcoming volume of scholarly essays to be published in October of this year. But I now have Stacey Abbott and David Lavery’s TV Goes to Hell: An Unofficial Roadmap of Supernatural in my hot little hands, so I’m ready to move ahead there too.
All this means it’s time to start looking toward the 2012 SWTX PCA/ACA conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February. I have a couple of presentation ideas that I’m still kicking around. Deadline in December 2, 2011, so I’ll have to decide soon.