Category: UCSB

teaching, UCSB

New Winter Course: Literature & Media of Transnational Asian America

A belated announcement for my new Winter course at UCSB, English 134: The Literature and Media of Transnational Asian America. Primarily a literature course, this course will also look at film and digital production, in addition to novels and stories, as they pertain to Asian Americans. Because the course fulfills several General Education requirements, I’m …

UCSB, Uncategorized

LCM Research Slam!

I’m WAY behind on my posts, and have a backlog of important things I’ve been meaning to write about, but one thing I MUST advertise now is the annual Literature.Culture.Media Center Research Slam. It’ll be held tomorrow at UCSB, in the English Department. It was also advertised on the Digital Humanities SoCal Blog, and we’ll …

academia, UCSB

The Mean Reds of Week 10

It hasn’t actually been that long since my last post, but it seems like ages since so much has happened and much will be happening in the next few weeks  (why does it feel like I write that a lot?). The last week of February saw the successful design charrette for the Transliteracies RoSE Project. …

personal, travel, UCSB

Traces of Places

Another whirlwind week, and though I’m not, I already feel behind… Sometimes, though, I will gladly let myself fall slightly behind professionally, if I am given an opportunity to participate in something more significant. Something that will make me stop and reevaluate myself and my reasons for pursuing this profession that so many have  warned …

academia, dissertation, scholarship, UCSB

Second-Year Blitz

So there’s a lot going on at the moment… Aside from trying to get this blog up to speed (at the moment my travel entries start and end in May 2008–just slightly behind schedule there), I’m working on my prospectus and putting together my dissertation committee. No one, no matter how many advanced grads you …

academia, scholarship, travel, UCSB

First Quals Success (more or less)!

After months of reading, and studying, and cramming, my first qualifying exams are behind me! Woohoo! Here in our program it’s an oral exam in three specific reading lists. My lists were: U.S. Race and Ethnicity Literatures, Theories of Gender and Sexuality, and Literature and Theory of Technology. The exam was not nearly as horrifying …