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As of January 1, 2012, I will be posting only from my Dreamwidth academic account.

All posts on that account (as on this one previously) will be PUBLIC.
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This page will stay at the top of my journal to serve as a links page on my Racefail Scholarship.

Repurposing my Academic Journal

Racefail 09 as Pilot Project

Info on corpus linguistics, corpus stylistics, digital humanities

Selected presentations on racism imbroglios in fandom

First presentations I did on racism imbroglios in fandom (predated Racefail 09).

Color Blind Racism in Racefail 09

Proposal/Abstract for Conference Presentation

Handout for Conference Presentation Remember: Pilot Project

Two proposals being considered for 2011 conferences

Chapter proposal for collection (has been accepted): White Privilege: I'm Soaking in it ETA: While the proposal was accepted, the editorial changes required started to take the work into a whole new direction requiring more work, and so I withdrew it from consideration.

Abstract and Handouts for "What do you mean 'pleasure', white man?" (given at University of Bristol conference):

What do you mean "pleasure" White Man?
Pleasure Table 1-2-3
Pleasure Table 4
Pleasure Table 5

There has been major growth in fan studies (and even more in internet studies--a much larger field of study) in the last few years. It's been a while since I did searches, so I've been doing some, and here are the results.

Caveat #1: I haven't read all these. I won't read them all. I will find some that look relevant to my areas of interest and read them.

Caveat #2: Mostly peer-reviewed scholarship. Just as "art" does not mean "good" or "literature," "ditto," the same is true here.


Part I: Overview of Peer-Reviewed scholarship on Fan Studies

March 6, 2011 search in Academic Search Review.

Part II: Overview of Peer-Reviewed Scholarship on Fan Studies.

Mostly MLA, mostly focusing on fan fiction and the vidding scholarship small as it currently is.

Part III: Overview of Peer-Reviewed Scholarship on Related Topics

Social sciences databases, Internet Communities and Participatory Culture.

March 2011 Presentation (Writing Democracy)

Working Draft: Pilot STudy (Public/Private/Local/Global)

Table One: Alphabetical List of TOpics

Table Two: TOpics

Table Three: Comments

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Dr. Stella Ray Memorial Endowment

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This post is very different than the other posts in this journal, but I want to spread this news as widely as I can.

Last July, one of the students whose doctoral dissertation I directed (and who had lined up a university position) was shot by her ex-husband. She had three children, and worked fulltime at a high school and community college to support her family while she completed her doctorate.

I've worked on my campus to set up a memorial endowment fund in her name, to provide support for single mothers doing graduate work in our department in the future.

If you are interested in her story and might consider donating, information is behind the cut.

Dr. Stella Ray Memorial EndowmentCollapse )

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Internet Corpus UPdate

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I haven't posted in a while--our house flooded in April, and the summer was made even busier by dealing with ALL the stuff (new flooring installed in July!). But I've not stopped working on my projects relating to fandom, imbroglios, and digital methodologies.

Some background on ALL the stuffCollapse )

the failed NEH grantCollapse )

the successful internal grant that we hope to build on in futureCollapse )

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LJ and Privacy

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Have disabled logging of IP addresses.

Allowing comments from all registered users, screening only anonymous.

Bias in SFF

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Nicola Griffith links to poll in UK in which, no surprise, most of the 'favorite' sf authors listed were men.

She's wanting to work on addressing this bias:

To begin with, we need numbers: ratios of women/men being published as sf in UK, US, Canada, India, New Zealand, Australia, and other English-speaking territories. Ratios of historical publication of same. Reviews of same. Of book format. Of cover design. Of sales. Of awards. And so on. Anyone got any of that to hand? Anyone got a platform through which they can put out a call for same?


ETA: Some links I contributed to the discussion:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/04/research-male-writers-dominate-books-world

This article and the stats are not specific to sff.

It may or may not be useful to remember that the NYT has a separate section for reviewing sff (and other genre fiction), and also started a separate best sellers list when Rowling's work dominated it (children's best selling as compared to "adult" literature?), there are genre biasses build into the reviewing system.

http://www.kith.org/journals/jed/2006/08/12/3627.html

Jed Hartman
Still more on gender bias in sf
(Strange Horizons)

He credits Sue Linville's 2002 article on gender bias in sf!


Sue Linville Strange Horizons
http://www.strangehorizons.com/2007/20070820/0women-publish-a.shtml

SF and Fantasy in the New Millennium: Women Publishing Short Fiction
By Susan U. Linville

20 August 2007

Here's an intriguing site I found that I'll have to spend some more time exploring:

Gender Bias Learning Project
http://www.genderbiasbingo.com/gender_bias_bibliography.html

It's for academia--but I wonder if some could be applied to this effort!

http://www.genderbiasbingo.com/genderbias.html

Let's not forget the work done by feminists all along:

Laura Quilter's Feminist SF

http://wiki.feministsf.net/index.php?title=Laura_Quilter


Broad Universe

http://www.broaduniverse.org/

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Seattle, MLA, 2012, WOOT!

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My special session proposal for Digital Humanities was accepted by the MLA for presentation at their 2012 conference, in Seattle! I am in shock.

proposal behind the cutCollapse )

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Background on Genre Preferences Posts

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Back in 2003-2004 when I first started doing fan studies scholarship, I began to work with written texts, fan fictions, not so much from a traditional literary analytical viewpoint.

One of the early projects was exploring the issue of fans who loved reading dark/torture/grim fics (as one person said, hurt but no comfort!). 

I was working in LOTR fandom at the time, and while my analysis of two fics (one of which wasn't actually totally dark because there was redemption in the next novel) finally did get published, the work I did on what readers of darkfics enjoyed reading/viewing outside fandom had to be cut (I do have a bad habit of shoving everything including the kitchen sink into an essay though I'm getting better at focusing).

That publication wasn't until 2009:  "Thrusts in the Dark: Slashers' Queer Practices." Extrapolation. Volume 50, Number 3. Fall 2009. 463-483.

But I had a lot of stuff I had to cut about genre preferences, and in the context of some current discussions (do women read epic fantasy, shock), I thought it might be interesting to post the cut stuff.  Someday, if I can get together with a statistician and a reception theorists, it might be fun to do a real survey (the N on this one is so low it's meaningless in any statistical sense--but it did show some interesting hints that could be developed in a much larger survey that would move beyond a limited self-selected audience).

The shocker to me in the research then was that I could find very little research on the genre preferences of adult readers/viewers (I know from ongoing discussions that while everybody believes only guys read sf back in ye olden days and sometimes today, that there's little actual proof of it--the sf mags did surveys of subscribers, but of course my father subscribed to the mags and I read them, so those surveys are fairly useless in any meaningful sense either).  Maybe there's more stuff out there--I'd assume publishers did marketing surveys?  But I searched the business academic databases and couldn't find anything. 

Here is the one article I found that I could use:  "Favorite Films and Film Genres as a Function of Race, Age and Gender."  Stuart Fischoff, Joe Antonio, Diane Lewis.  Journal of Media Psychology.  3.1 (Winter 1998).  http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/sfisscho/media3.html

And here are the links to the posts on DW that include my brief discussion, the data, and my survey (based on Fischoff).

Sorry, most were too big to crosspost to LJ!  And the tables look crummy--but I'm in a bit of a rush to just slapped them in.  If you'd like doc files, drop me an email at Robin_Reid AT tamu-commerce.edu


GENRE PREFERENCES w/some tables

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/42588.html

 

MLA TABLES

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/41755.htm

 

Appendix A

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/41702.html

 

Appendix B

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/42201.html

 

Works Cited

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/42983.html

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Works Cited

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Links to other parts of project:


GENRE PREFERENCES w/some tables

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/42588.html

 

MLA TABLES

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/41755.htm

 

Appendix A

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/41702.html

 

Appendix B

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/42201.html

 

Works Cited

robin-anne-reid.dreamwidth.org/42983.html



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