My first academic publication
It has taken a while - I wrote the piece the best part of 18 months ago - but my first academic article has just been published, Resurrecting Our Foremothers: My Hopes as a Biographer, Journalist, and Blogger. It is on Thirdspace, a feminist internet journal "for emerging scholars". (You might call mine a slow hatching, since I suspect most of the other contributors are rather younger.)
It draws for theory on my Mass Comm thesis, and in practice on my early experiences of blogging. Were I to be writing it now, it would include of course references to the Carnival of Feminists, but re-reading it now (when I'd pretty well forgotten what it contained) I am struck by the fact that there is a single theme in what I do, even though it is not obvious. From Miss Frances William Wynn's account of Princess Caroline and the pumpkin, to Friday Femmes Fatales, what I am trying to do is bring women to greater prominence, to preserve and propagate their words and thoughts.
Gosh, there is some sort of coherence after all ...
Do look too at other items in the journal, particularly "Writing Bridges: MemoirÂs Potential for Community Building".
Elsewhere, I recently came across a more literary feminist journal, Trivia: Voices of Feminism. (I think they are taking postmodern irony too far in the title, but there is some interesting stuff there.)