Sunday, June 08, 2008

Crossroads


It's almost exactly two years since I started up this blog. I was trying to explain what I hope to accomplish with it the other day to my Massey colleagues at the School of Social and Cultural Studies, but since we were all going round in a big circle spending five minutes each talking about our current research projects, it wasn't possible to go into much detail.

Just as well, really. I could see their eyes glazing over even after that much discussion.

I suppose the normal convention for an author's homepage is to have an entry point with hyperlinks to a comprehensive bibliography, critical comments, a portrait gallery and various works-in-progress. Sometimes there's a blog linked to it as well.

That was my original plan, also. However, since I started my experiments with free blog space, I've realised that a lot can be accomplished with the internet equivalent of a pair of old hedgeclippers and a bottle of glue:


Bibliography sites [8]

Book sites [10]

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Research sites [8]
Teaching sites [12]


Let's take them in order:


Bibliography sites
[8]:

  1. A Gentle Madness [2009- ] (1/6/09-4/7/10)
  2. A catalogue of my Book Collection: Geographical by Locations & Indexed by Categories.

  3. Jack Ross: Opinions [1987- ] (18/8/13- )
  4. Published Essays, Interviews, Introductions & Reviews.

  5. Pania Press [2006- ]:
    • Pania Press (Blog) (25/9/06- )
    • bijou publisher of original literary & artistic works, in small editions.
    • Pania Press (Business) (14/11/12- )
    • A catalogue of the publications of this small press, from 2006 to the present day.

  6. Perdrix Press [1997- ] (16/4/11- )
  7. A catalogue of the publications of this small press, dedicated to publishing artistic and poetic collaborations of various kinds, with various people, from 1997 to the present day.

  8. Poetry NZ [2014- ]:
    • Poetry NZ Blog (2/6/14- )
    • Views, Reviews, Interviews & Other News ...
    • Poetry NZ Index (1/1/14-17/2/16)
    • An International Journal of Poetry and Poetics.

  9. Works & Days [1981- ] (18/10/07- )
  10. Curriculum Vitae: Biography - Bibliography - Chronology - Papers - Performances & Reviews


Book sites
[10]:

  1. The R.E.M. Trilogy [1997-2008]:

    1. Nights with Giordano Bruno [2000] (19-30/1/08)
    2. A Novel.

    3. The Imaginary Museum of Atlantis [2006]:

    4. E M O [2008]:
      • EVA AVE (15/8/06-3/9/07)
      • Inheritor of silence / shall I be? / Black mass below us / above us / only sky …
      • Moons of Mars (16/8/06-3/9/07)
      • Welcome / to the new reality / Nothing’s stranger / than the will / to survive …
      • Ovid in Otherworld (15/8/06-3/9/07)
      • Wild geese draw lines / across an amber sky / fish bask / in frozen rivers / generators die …

  2. Coursebook found in a Warzone [from Kingdom of Alt (2010)]:

    • Banned Books [2009] (19/10-13/12/08)
    • Censored & Restricted 20th-Century Fiction: Administration - Assignments - Author Pages - Lecture Notes - Forum for Discussion (English 2: 666).

    • Crisis Diaries [2009] (19/10/08-3/1/09)
    • Chronicles of Heartbreak, Illness, Madness, Plague & Civil War: Special Topic in Comparative Literature - School of Society & Culture - Radial Campus - Semester One.

  3. Papyri [2007- ] (3/10/06- )
  4. Love-poems & fragments from Sappho & elsewhere.

  5. Tree Worship [2011-12] (6/1/11-14/8/12)
  6. Poems & fragments.


Gateway site
:

  • The Imaginary Museum [2006- ] (14/6/06- )
  • Experiments in Genre: City of Strange Brunettes. A Town like Parataxis. The Perfect Storm. Chantal's Book. Monkey Miss Her Now. Trouble in Mind. A Bus Called Mr Nice Guy. To Terezin. The R.E.M. Trilogy: Nights with Giordano Bruno; The Imaginary Museum of Atlantis; EMO. Kingdom of Alt. Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia. Celanie. A Clearer View of the Hinterland ...


Research sites
[8]:

  1. John Masefield [1984-1985] (14/4-22/8/09)
  2. The Early Novels, 1908-1911. MA Thesis (University of Auckland, 1986).

  3. Versions of South America [1986-1990] (14/4-22/7/09)
  4. An Elusive Identity: Versions of South America in English Literature from Aphra Behn to the Present Day. PhD Thesis (University of Edinburgh, 1990).

  5. Scheherazade's Web [1991-1995] (22/8/06-26/9/07)
  6. The Thousand and One Nights and Comparative Literature.

  7. An index to brief magazine [1995- ] (11/12/07- )
  8. Listings & Statistics for the Magazine formerly known as A Brief Description of The Whole World / ABDOTWW / Description / Abdotww / Ab.Ww / Brief. &c.

  9. Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive [2002-2004] (6/11-3/12/07)
  10. Bibliographical Aids for the Use of Those Consulting the Waiata Archive (1974) and AoNZPSA (2002-2004) – Audio Recordings available in Special Collections, University of Auckland Library and in the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.

  11. Social and Cultural Studies [2009- ] (27/8/09- )
  12. Monograph Series – School of Social and Cultural Studies – Albany Campus – Massey University.

  13. Leicester Kyle [2011]:
    • Leicester Kyle (17/2-14/3/11)
    • An Index to the Collected Poems of Leicester Hugo Kyle (1937-2006).
    • Leicester Kyle: Texts (18/2-14/3/11)
    • The Collected Poetry Books of Leicester Hugo Kyle (1937-2006).


Teaching sites
[12]:

  1. Creative Writing [2009- ] (14/4/08- )
    139.123 – College of Humanities and Social Sciences – School of English and Media Studies – Albany Campus – Massey University.

  2. Life Writing [2008- ] (14/4/08- )
    139.226 – College of Humanities and Social Sciences – School of English and Media Studies – Albany Campus – Massey University.

  3. Advanced Fiction Writing [2017- ] (25/2/15- )
    139.329 – College of Humanities and Social Sciences – School of English and Media Studies – Albany Campus – Massey University.

  4. Travel Writing [2009- ] (14/4/08- )
    139.326 – College of Humanities and Social Sciences – School of English and Media Studies – Albany Campus – Massey University.

  5. Contemporary NZ Writers in an International Context [2010- ] (28/3/09- )
    139.750 – College of Humanities and Social Sciences – School of English and Media Studies – Albany Campus – Massey University.

  6. Lectures [2011- ] (1/4/11- )
  7. College of Humanities and Social Sciences – School of English and Media Studies – Albany Campus – Massey University: Miscellaneous Guest Lectures.

  8. Writers Read Series [2011- ] (27/6/12- )
  9. College of Humanities and Social Sciences – School of English and Media Studies – Albany Campus – Massey University: Guest Readers.

  10. Novels since 1900 [2008] (12/4-11/10/08)
  11. English 220 / 356 (University of Auckland): Lecture Notes – Assignments – Author Pages – Forum for Discussion.


No doubt further refinements on this set-up will be added over time, but for the moment, that's the system.

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