KING SOLOMON’S MINES: “IT IS A QUEER BUSINESS”

Even though I have been teaching H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines (1885) for a few years now, it seems I have not written about this novel here. A bit odd. Since I am most likely saying goodbye to it, this is perhaps the right moment to discuss its racist, colonial content, the issue on […]

LAS MINAS DEL REY SALOMÓN: UN ASUNTO QUEER

A pesar de que llevo enseñando Las minas del Rey Salomón (1885) de H. Rider Haggard algunos años, parece que no he escrito nada sobre esta novela aquí. Es raro. Dado que lo más probable es que me esté despidiendo de Haggard, este es quizás el momento adecuado para discutir el contenido racista y colonial […]

 THANK YOU, GOODNIGHT: THE BON JOVI DOCUMENTARY MINISERIES – REFLECTIONS ON THE AGEING MALE ROCK STAR

My post today is a sort of belated coda to the book I published last year, American Masculinities in Contemporary Documentary Film: Up Close Behind the Mask (see my post on this book), whose Spanish self-translation Detrás de la máscara: masculinidades americanas en el documental contemporáneo, is now available in open access. In that book […]

THANK YOU, GOODNIGHT: LA MINISERIE DOCUMENTAL SOBRE BON JOVI – REFLEXIONES SOBRE LA MADUREZ DE LA ESTRELLA DE ROCK MASCULINA

Mi entrada de hoy es una especie de coda tardía al libro que publiqué el año pasado, American Masculinities in Contemporary Documentary Film: Up Close Behind the Mask (ver mi post sobre este libro), cuya autotraducción al español Detrás de la máscara: masculinidades americanas en el documental contemporáneo, ya está disponible en acceso abierto. En […]

THE PAPER PROPOSAL: AN OPEN TUTORIAL

I have just marked 70 paper proposals that my second-year Victorian Literature students have submitted and since the feedback I need to offer might be useful beyond my class, I’m offering it here as a sort of open tutorial.             In our English Studies BA we start using secondary sources in the first year, but […]

DOING MASCULINITIES STUDIES AS A FEMINIST WOMAN: AIMS AND GAINS

On Friday I’ll be giving a lecture as the guest of ICGR’s 7th International Conference on Gender Research, to be celebrated at my own university, UAB. The title of my lecture is the one I’m using for this post: ‘Doing Masculinities Studies as a Feminist Woman: Aims and Gains.’ This invitation has reached me at […]

PRACTICAR ESTUDIOS DE LAS MASCULINIDADES COMO MUJER FEMINISTA: OBJETIVOS Y LOGROS

El viernes daré una conferencia como invitada de la VII International Conference in Gender Studies Research ó ICGR, que se celebrará en mi propia universidad, la UAB. El título de mi conferencia es el que estoy usando para este post: ‘Practicar Estudios de las Masculinidades como mujer feminista: objetivos y logros’. Esta invitación me ha […]

 ON OPEN ACCESS: INTO THE LABYRINTH

I’ll begin today by citing the post “Types of Open Access Publishing and the Benefits of Each” by Denise Mager from the blog Researcher.Life (16 August 2022), where I have found information on, precisely, the different types of open access publishing. Ready? (I’m shortening a bit the text):             Are you puzzled? Me too… Let’s […]

 SOBRE EL ACCESO ABIERTO: HACIA EL LABERINTO

Comenzaré hoy citando el post “Types of Open Access Publishing and the Benefits of Each” de Denise Mager del blog Researcher.Life (16 de agosto de 2022), donde he encontrado información sobre, precisamente, los diferentes tipos de publicación en acceso abierto. ¿Listos? (estoy acortando un poco el texto):             ¿Estáis desconcertados? Yo también… Procedamos por partes. […]

DOING FILM STUDIES WITHIN ENGLISH STUDIES: YES, WE SHOULD

A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of helping to consolidate the academic career of a brilliant young scholar, Pablo Gómez Muñoz, whose excellent volume Science Fiction Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Transnational Futures, Cosmopolitan Concerns (Routledge, 2023), I earnestly recommend. Pablo, who has been working for some years now at the Universidad […]