Posted on | August 3, 2012 | 5 Comments
At the start of July I started my 6 month ‘special study program’, the research leave previously known as sabbatical. After a month of overseas travel and conferencing I’m now in Tasmania, adjusting to the cold weather and slower pace of my home town. There is a rhythm to develop.
When I’m not exploring the beautiful landscape, I will be working on two projects. The first is a book about intimacy, love and friendship based on my course at Sydney. After teaching this class four times now, I have a lot of material I want to share beyond the classroom. And the time seems right to offer some solid analysis of new and old media using gender and feminist theory.
The second project is on productivity technologies and time. I gave an overview of this in my paper at Crossroads – you can also read about it here. I had hoped this would be a larger study with the support of a fellowship next year, but of course it wasn’t funded. So I’m currently wondering whether to apply again or just keep plodding away slowly. The latter seems a fitting response to the political motivations behind the study. Anyway, you’ll see examples of the material I’m reading updated occasionally in the sidebar.
I plan to write more here during this time away from teaching – so I hope there are still some readers out there to keep me company