More academic ephemera; conferences and journals to submit to.
15 May 2009: Future conference in Dundee, takes place 17 June; seems like a sharp turnaround, but I’m in Scotland then anyway. Abstract is going to be on McSweeney’s and past as prophecy.
15 May 2009: Exploding Objects, Goldsmiths; sociology conference, but come on! McSweeney’s and the exploded object? This writes itself.
30 May 2009: Literary Journalism Studies collection; article on McSweeney’s 1 and literary culture/institutions of autumn 1998, focused through analysis of New York Times Magazine.
15 June 2009: Consuming Cultures collection; few options for this, thinking about paper on McSweeney’s 10 (Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales) and its dissemination, anthologies and short story cycles, meaning through commercial composition.