Research and Scholarly Writing
Published by Janine Utell (@janineutell) —
@WomenWhoTech I do paper/pen journal. I start a new ntbk when I start a new project for ideas, worries, progress, random thoughts, kvetching
hey Joyceans: 2010 James Joyce Symposium CFP now available. Next year, Prague! http://is.gd/3ZbPR #jamesjoyce #conferencesincoolplaces
teaching/writing on bio; wondering this myself RT @wakingtiger: I wonder: how can/should biographies transform in the digital age?
got a v. positive reader report for James Joyce and the Revolt of Love...maybe this thing will happen after all.
just got the news: Palgrave is offering me a contract for James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire. WOO HOO. #books
THANK YOU: again @ProfHacker is awesome: New at ProfHacker: "Using Wordle in the classroom (1 of 2)," by @GeorgeOnline http://bit.ly/Tf5hO
@GeorgeOnline of course! srsly, I've been looking for strategies for using Wordle both in teaching + an article I'm stuck on-great post!
Now reading a rather overheated book on #Victorian actresses. They were disgusting unnatural monsters apparently.
Grateful for the fine work at the Modernist Journals Project. Just found stuff I need on theatre and popular taste: http://is.gd/7qwq4
#mla11 CFP up: Narrating Intimate Lives: Considering complexities raised by constructions of intimacy in life narratives http://is.gd/7HFLf
@eetempleton perfect. this is part of that couple biography thing I'm doing now--so something on F. Scott and Zelda wld be great. 1/2
@eetempleton ... if you want to give it a try again! I'm game if you are. : ) 2/2
@eetempleton I'd love to see what you have to say! This project is turning out to be lots of fun: currently looking into the Lawrences.
reviewing Virginia Woolf, Fashion, and Literary Modernity. #woolf #books
rdg a great essay on Lawrence and masturbation for Methods of Lit Study connecting Lady Chatterley w #Victorian ideology. thx @deeshallow !
@cforster "Mentalized Sex" in DHL, Taylor Stoehr, Novel, 8.2 '75, 101-22. Also looks at DHL's view on xion btw 19th c novel and obscenity.
anyone know of any good #writing applying social network theory to literature/literary relationships/networks/movements? #literature #theory
@ecriturefemme if you're interested in theorizing networks, Bruno Latour's work is helpful: Actor-Network Theory
Just got Lesley McDowell's Between the Sheets: Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-Century Women Writers. Fun and good for my bio project!
Finding Hyvarinen, et al's Beyond Narrative Coherence rly useful: questioning the coherence-oriented model of narrative, esp self-narrative.
Reviewing Geert Lernout's Help My Unbelief: James Joyce and Religion #books #jamesjoyce
I know listservs are supposed to be dead, but the subscribers to VICTORIA have been amazing this weekend: sending me great biography stuff!
Working on an article about Leonard Merrick for the Jrnl of Mod Lit special issue on Modernism in 1911 (due 6/1!) #needcaffeine #amwriting
@Fernham I saw the listserv comment. I got into LM reviewing a book on him for ELT. Not a good book, but LM's novels are fascinating.
Working on the index for James Joyce and the Revolt of Love. Tips? Strategies? Suggestions?
It's got problems but sometimes peer review works. A big TY to those who help navigate tricky spots in generating/writing/revising research.
Since 2003 I've done 37 Choice revs. Faves: Virginia Woolf: Feminism & the Reader (by @fernham!), Austin Harrison & English Review #books
Choice faves cont.: Imagining Virginia Woolf, Joyce's Critics, Virginia Woolf as Feminist, Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman #books
Ooh Vicki Mahaffey's Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions has sections on marriage, coupling @myEN #reading #theory #modernism
@tcarmody "Using family, etc., as an analytic tool, to pry out meaning everywhere": that's an a-ha moment for me! Thanks so much!! : D
Why not? RT @briancroxall: What value can we get from rejection? Post rejected paper, reader’s rpts, then work on revisions in public? #clir
@eetempleton @cforster still commenting this wk, right? I have it on my list to post my comments by wk's end and my next paper Monday
@eetempleton @cforster @erinsells I think it's okay! : ). I was just getting my start of semester life in order, thought I'd check in.
@cforster @eetempleton @erinsells I can have mine up by Friday/Saturday. Prob Fri. P.M.
OK, I have a chapter-by-chapter outline and folders for each chapter WITH TITLES. This is turning into a real book.
Also see Lernout's new bk Help My Unbelief: @FDbytheword: Don’t ask how religious James Joyce was – ask how spiritual? http://bit.ly/aSBQAF
Speaking about couple biographies at the intimacy conference today. Feel like this is a test run of the new book project.
.@humanitieswarde Among them: Lawrences, Burtons, Plath/Hughes, Brownings, Hellman/Hammett, Beauvoir/Sartre, Stein/Toklas, Carlyles
.@humanitieswarde Thank you! I've gotten great response so far. If you find anything pertinent on couples (esp literary) please send it on!
Amazing from the intimacy conference: http://www.indexoflove.net/ => telling a love story in pieces (and great melding of tech, lit, art)
.@elotroalex I think it was a good conf (and that project esp) b/c it did both: transcended genre and posited intimacy AS a genre. 1/2
. @elotroalex L. Berlant esp in the keynote said genres make worlds, so does intimacy, thru openness AND rules. Thinking a lot abt this. 2/2
.@elotroalex Can you say more? Maybe an email? Intrigued by embodiments=genres, lovers as genres (if we go back to rules, worlds, making)
Delighted to have met @misskatielowe at the intimacy conf--looking fwd to hearing more abt her work on #modernism and Djuna Barnes!
Also delighted to be reviewing the Eboro Companion to #VirginiaWoolf and the Arts, incl an essay by @obridge -- just arrived today!
Role of intimacy/affect in academic work: is there one? should there be one? what is it? Relationship btw intimacy and intellectual work?
.@triproftri Genre as body (of text); as artifact; not simply a matrix of rules or a category but a thing/place/space/site
Joyceans/Modernists: Have you come across any bks on Joyce/sex/desire since 2008 that might be worth incl in a review essay? Plz send! #fb
Rdg Viviana Zelizer on economics and intimacy for my CEA conf proposal: For Richer, For Poorer: Fortune as Trope in Couple Biography
Finishing up at the office so I can head to Penn for the Mods Group: discussing Sianne Ngai "The Cuteness of the Avant-Garde" - then voting.
Teaching The Berlin Stories in a few weeks. Would like to do a screening: Isherwood-, Berlin-, or text-related. Suggestions?
.@bergjj Oh wow TY!! I did NOT know abt Chris and Don - good for my class AND my couple biography project. You literally just made my night.
@bergjj AH! That is supercool. I will watch it, but I might want to reserve the right to pick your brain about it a bit after. Is that okay?
Did my own for 1st, will do for 2nd. RT @ProfHacker @kfitz: "How to Index Your Book (And Why I'll Never Do It Again)" http://bit.ly/9dl3if
Wld like to think I agree RT @mattthomas @JDKun says important to get things wrong in public. Don't sit on your ideas. Get them out there.
Fun Penn Mods mtg: cultural history of horror film. Might just put a scary one on the film syllabus next time. #chicken
Just watched Chris and Don: A Love Story; nice appearance by @bergjj. Looking forward to writing about it in Chapter Six!
This week in tweeting the book: create zero draft from two years' worth of odds and ends, conf papers, book group notes.
Also following #mla11. Presidential theme pertinent to my work: hope to learn from afar.
RT'ing to remember RT @mlaconvention: Nancy Miller: Talking about being coexecutor of Diane Middlebrook's literary estate. #mla11 @myEN
Wish I were there!! RT @mlaconvention: Nancy Miller at Narrating Lives: Diane Middlebrook on Sexton. These stories are fascinating. #mla11
RT @mlaconvention: In Middelbrook's archive, Miller found what she wasn't looking for: her own story of becoming famous. #mla11 @myEN
Got comments on my prospectus. Not discouraged, a little annoyed. Following Hugh McLeod's lead: Ignore everybody. Putting it aside for now.
@ncecire Thx. Listening too much/too many diff voices besides yr own, trying to accommodate competing suggestions muddies project/purpose.
@loriemerson Yes. Well put. Maybe too early in the project for feedback too. Maybe I'm still fumbling around and need to shape it myself.
.@Obridge Finally getting round to rev'ing E'boro Comp to VW and the Arts: rly enjoying yr essay! Will mention. Just a Choice rev but still
.@Obridge The sections on the domestic arts and publishing are quite good. It's a nice collection.
Feeling very into Virginia Woolf today. Have a feeling Bloomsbury will be very important and I'll enjoy writing about it. #tweetingthebook
Reving Kaplan's new bk on JM Murry, Mansfield, DH Lawrence. Cld serve as model for what I'm trying to do. Not helping my dislike of JMM tho.
I was right: JMM's interest in Keats = Mansfield's illness #tweetingthebook
@loriemerson The same re: loose public thinking. But also helps me remember stuff; see if what looks good in my head = intriguing to others+
@loriemerson Wondering if there's accountability thing and/or desire to create conversation, too. I've never done #tweetingthebook before!
@loriemerson I understand! Sharing, getting enthusiastic response/questions keeps me going, I feel less nuts, sends me in new directions.
Think I just had a good idea re: marriage/writing/memoir. Not ready to share in case it dissolves. But it could be awesome. #tweetingthebook
Thought I'd NEVER go back to my diss...but all that Victorian mourning stuff just got relevant after all #tweetingthebook #fb
My 60-page zero draft looks like this in Wordle: http://bit.ly/hnxQcn. Time to take a break and work on my ProfHacker post. #tweetingthebook
@nmhouston Thanks! Helping me to formulate keywords for more reading, places where I could be doing more fleshing out.
Just submitted a CHOICE review on time for the first time in 7 years: Sydney Janet Kaplan's Circulating Genius. Engaging, well-researched.
Thinking structure: pt I, Victorians/Bloomsbury; pt II, contemporary/experimental bio. Coda: position of the biographer #tweetingthebook +
Like b/c it positions the biographer slightly on the periphery: outside the world of intimacy s/he is trying to create. #tweetingthebook -
RT @mlaconvention: Listen to Sid Smith's #mla11 Presidential Address on Narrating Lives: http://www.mla.org/pres_address_2011 @myEN
James Joyce and the Revolt of Love featured on the Florida Atlantic U Library blog for Valentine's Day! Thanks! http://is.gd/9neUbn
In honor of V-Day I'll give a free copy of James Joyce and the Revolt of Love to the 1st person who tweets his/her fave episode of Ulysses!
Congrats! Your copy of James Joyce and the Revolt of Love is on the way! RT @EMMAREES: @janineutell Episode 12, Cyclops. Without a doubt!
Funny how some works of fiction give you all the interpretive tools you need to read so many others. #tweetingthebook
Just heard I got accepted to the Project Narrative Summer Institute at Ohio State! Yay! Great opp to explore narrative/life writing.
Thanks for the congrats @ncaswell @katrinagulliver @eetempleton @jonathanrnash @BendProf @WidenerUniv @kdettmar.
Good Choice review for James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: recommended! Tell your #libraries!
Back at home, working on paper for CEA: For Richer, For Poorer: Fortune as Trope in Couple Biographies #tweetingthebook. Leave Wednesday!
Coolest thing ever: Love letters from Charles M. Schulz to a #Philadelphia woman circa 1970s: http://bit.ly/fmWPZ6 (at Space 1026)
Visits today to @RosenbachMuseum for Joyce exhibit and talk w/@mmicir, then @philamuseum to plan 5/22 Kerouac talk. Fun w/ #philly #arts!
Anyone read Eleanor Catton's The Rehearsal? I run a book group on novels of illicit love; this is our book for today, and it's amazing. +
Doing really interesting things with narrative structure, perspective, female sexuality, intimacy, power, authenticity. Loving it. -
Just tore through Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. Awesome. Love the Ulysses stuff; glad I'll be working on it at Project Narrative! #bloomsday
For #bloomsday I'm Storifying memories of 1st rdgs of Ulysses AND giving away a copy of JJ and the Revolt of Love! T -> http://bit.ly/mfQxq7
Project Narrative Summer Institute starts tomorrow (#PNSI11). Writing goals: chapter on Isherwood, halfway decent book prospectus. #fb
Going back to research questions I asked myself over a year and a half ago. Can answer them. A good feeling. #tweetingthebook #PNSI11
Perfect for the 1st a.m. of Project Narrative! #PNSI11 RT @christydena: Handbook of Narratology (2009) is now online: http://bit.ly/jRuD5N
Looking into Niklas Luhmann's Love as Passion: The Codification of Intimacy on #PNSI11 colleague's rec. "Semantics of love" #tweetingthebook
Narrative = events + time + change. What's missing esp w/r/t life writing? #PNSI11 #tweetingthebook
Big Q from today's #PNSI11: are gender/race/class/ethnicity workable as components in the grammar of narratology? #tweetingthebook +
Also: What would a narratology of embodiment look like? A grammar of couplehood? #PNSI11 #tweetingthebook -
Evening quieting down; collecting thoughts from a great mtg w/Jim Phelan today at #PNSI11 and making my #bloomsday @storify +
Reading Letters btw Forster and Isherwood on Homosexuality and Literature. Finding them quite moving. #tweetingthebook
@erinsells Quick Q: in yr work on daylong novels, do you look at A Single Man?
@erinsells Do you do anything with narrative strategies that could be particularly construed as "queer," or is that beyond the scope?
It was a lot easier to figure out the structure for a book about one guy who only wrote three novels.
Week two of Project Narrative. Learning so much, refining my book on biography and couplehood.
Reading Ulysses for the First Time: a @storify: http://bit.ly/lhE27F / thx @eetempleton @GhostProf @siobhanphillips #jamesjoyce #ulysses
So much of writing a book is mastering the vocab you've created that will hopefully let you do what you want. I keep trying on the terms.
My post on @UlyssesSeen up @ComicsGrid!: looking at intimacy: Adaptation and Narrative in Ulysses "Seen" http://bit.ly/oe2Jml #comicsedu
TY @ernestopriego @UlyssesSeen @j_w_baker @alogemann @mikefrangos @cforster @ncecire for RT and +1 on @ComicsGrid post: http://bit.ly/oe2Jml
RT @ernestopriego: Today @ComicsGrid we published @janineutell on Adaptation and Narrative in Ulysses "Seen": http://goo.gl/WBXzM Please RT.
@siobhanphillips I have stuff, some general audience history. Longmate's _How We Lived Then_ (ch. called "The Cardboard Weddiing Cake") +
@siobhanphillips Nicholas, _The Echo of War_, on the BBC: chapter on their cooking shows teaching housewives how to manage w/ rationing; +
@siobhanphillips Vere Hodgson, Few Eggs and No Oranges, this one's a diary; Tom Harrisson, Living through the Blitz (Mass Observation stuff)
Reviewing David Rando's Modernist Fiction and News. Good times.
Samuel Hynes on novel of adultery plots: "a sequence of passionate gestures"
Really impressed by Robyn Warhol's essay on Fun Home in Summer 2011 College Literature: issue on visual narratives. #comicsedu @ComicsGrid
Inspired by @adelinekoh @amandafrench @THATCampPhilly: posted a prospectus draft on my site for feedback. http://t.co/ojNpG2CE
@readywriting would be interesting to compare notes if you did!
@readywriting And also valuing dialogue and process: the system works against it. Make room for individuals to take ownership.
My French major just came in handy: Levinas' Notebooks in Captivity have not been translated yet.
My article on Leonard Merrick has just been accepted for publication in English Studies! Due to appear in 2013. #fb
Lovely hangout with senior sem Joyceans at Springfield Diner. Now for that last-minute conference proposal on Sylvia Townsend Warner. #fb
Putting Merrick article in Chicago style for pub. Gr. But glad to add a TY to mods @erinsells @eetempleton @cforster for reading the draft!
the word "couplehood" doesn't appear until 1960. Google Ngram Viewer http://t.co/8qtSjEx9 via @orwant
intimacy appears 1800-2000. meaning changed over time? http://t.co/nmcGyvRg via @orwant
JJ/Revolt of Love rev in English Lit in Transition: "fresh perspective," "insightful close readings," "humor, candidness" (ty @nickmimic)
JJ/Revolt of Love reviewed in College Literature w/Kiberd's Ulysses and Us! "Fascinating and well-argued analysis," "compelling" #jamesjoyce
@siobhanphillips @VillanovaSELJ Thanks! I'm working on an article abt Moneyball book/film/genre but learned a lot from the panel in general.
Interested in Levinas? I'm talking about the Carnets de Captivite at 3:30 in Potomac G! #cea2012
@janineutell Wonderful talk today. Sorry I didn't stay to talk afterwards, but I had definitely had much too much coffee.
@Emily_Isaacson Thanks so much! Sorry to miss you--hope you're having a good conference!
@janineutell Hi Janine, once again, great paper you gave - jetlag only enhanced the experience!
TY to @Obridge for sharing. amazing: MT good Joycean graphic memoir: "Dotter of her Father's Eyes" http://t.co/SS1fpnQO > on Atherton, Lucia
@adelinekoh Posting this on the twitter to make me even MORE accountable! Goal for Thurs: at least 2 pages (intro) on article abt adaptation
Sad to miss #femlead b/c of a grt mtg w/former student. Fave Q: are we not prepared for "on demand" writing when we hit the profession? +