Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Publication: Tove Jansson

It was a nice surprise to come home after a long day of teaching (in which my students did not like Egil Skallagrimsson, grumble grumble) to find my latest publication on the kitchen table.
This is the collection that grew from the conference in Oxford last March. My essay is "Roses, Beads and Bones: Gender, Borders and Slippage in Tove Jansson's Moomin Comics." Of course it is on the gorgeous comics now being issued by Drawn & Quarterly. I can't wait to read the rest of the essays -- but I will have to wait, as I'm still writing my conference paper which I'll be giving Friday morning in Canada!

2 comments:

Chuckie58 said...

"-- but I will have to wait, as I'm still writing my conference paper which I'll be giving Friday morning in Canada!"

D'OH!

K. A. Laity said...

Yeah, I'm a slacker. Overbooked again, but I'm getting better at avoiding this. Fewer projects, more focus on the ones that matter most -- I'm not even giving a paper at Kalamazoo this coming May! Just organizing a panel and that's already done. I've learned a very useful word: "No!"