I have a bunch of great news to share!
Next, my paper on feminist “Sleeping Beauty” retellings was accepted for presentation at the After Grimm: Fairy Tales and the Art of Storytelling Conference in London! My first overseas conference, craziness. It looks like it’s going to be ridiculously awesome too – all about fairy tales and the keynote speakers are incredible. So exciting!
Speaking of conferences, I just got back from ICFA #33 in Orlando, FL and it was, well, as fantastic as described :). I was able to meet many inspirational and lovely people and there were so many excellent papers presented. It makes me giddy to be around scholars who love the same kind of work that I do and take it so seriously! I was able to meet several people whose work I have admired for a long time and it was pretty thrilling, I must say. I will be a regular attendee from now on for sure! I was also able to get some great feedback on the portion of my MA thesis I presented as well and people seemed excited about it too – huzzah! Now that I’m back home I have to be pretty much entirely dedicated to thesis work for next month but I feel rejuvenated and eager to dive back in. It was a great experience and I highly recommend going if you get the chance.
I should also have some really, really big news in a couple of days but I can’t quite share yet ;). Soon!