I had a great time speaking at the Southwest English Graduate Student Symposium on Saturday, or SWEGS, according to its intimidating acronym. This was a great way to introduce some of my research on chapter 2 of the dissertation, which is a case study on Toni Morrison’s ouvre. It was great to meet some other members of the local English grad student community, and I was shocked (and pleased) to encounter a fellow panelist who’s also looking at Amazon’s recommendation networks, and I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with him down the road.
This was the first stop in the 2010 road tour, which will include Stanford, New Orleans and, hopefully, London. I’ll be updating the presentation with new bells and whistles as I make more progress on some new ways of looking at references in book reviews.
Until then, back to the mines.