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Now in paperback!

I’m delighted to share that both of my co-edited academic anthologies with Vernon Press are now available in hardback, ebook, and (new!) paperback format: STAR TREK: ESSAYS EXPLORING THE FINAL FRONTIER and STAR WARS: ESSAYS EXPLORING A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY. More information is here. ALTALT
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2024 Late Winter Art / Craft Swap

would you like hand knit items? Fingerless gloves,  hats, small shawl or neck gaiter? If yes,  please give measurements. I always love fingerless mitts but I am very picky about using a super stretchy cast on and bind off because I have huuuuge hands.   I don't wear cowls or traditional knitted hats.  I do have a bundle on Ravelry called "make for me" if you need ideas... it has a lot of amigurumi because I'm not great at crocheting...  also lots of colorwork and double knitting.  😂    Honestly, I'm too hot 99.99999999% of the time and I wear t-shirts / shorts / sandals (no socks) when it's 40 outside and am comfortable.  So some of the costume-y hats on my list or amigurumi would probably get more use than mitts or a shawl right now since I make my own.   My head is:  23"  My wrist is:  8.25" My palm above thumb is:  8.5" Where I would start/stop a thumb gusset is:  3.25"   Let's say I'm going to make something with your favorite non-fantasy animal that comes in multiple colors of coat.  Do you want the "classic" color or would you like one of their lesser depicted colors?  Or a fantasy color like blue or purple?   If you're going to make me something with piggies (and they're ALWAYS commonly depicted as pink which I personally find annoying because those are usually hogs, not pigs) I would really prefer the color that my piggies are (Duckie - Gold, Snuffie - Amber with black spots.  Lots of photos on my instagram.)   If it's pibbles, I love "blue" (ie, steel grey.)  White stripe up the nose optional.  Friesians are always black, I like black but a purple or blue tone would be fun too.  Ferrets I love the "dark eyed white" color.  Ratties I love blue hooded.  Bats, black and grey are great but whatever fantasy color (purple?  dark red?  blue?) is fine too.  Did I miss any?     https://www.instagram.com/miss_twilight/ (my main insta, I don't post a lot) https://www.instagram.com/no.dana_only.zuul/  (dogs insta, haven't posted in a long time)   Would you rather your creation had utility, or was simply aesthetic? Up to you, I'm good either way.     I have multiple ideas. Would you like to see one idea repeated across two or three... "things", or would you like two or three different ideas manifested?  (Alternatively expressed as matching set vs. unrelated expressions.) I'm good with both!   What are you hoping "I" will make "you"?? I don't even know myself!   I don't wear jewelry anymore for a variety of reasons (allergic to metal except sterling silver and surgical steel, but can't wear metal necklaces at all because the chain irritates my neck no matter what it's made of .. can only wear silk ribbons or leather right now but don't.)   My ears and body piercings are all healed up.  I knit, so I don't really *need* knitted things.   I have 10+ prints waiting for frames, but frames are kind of at the bottom of my expenditure lists.  Things that I could in my window, or outside, or put in the garden?   I'll treasure whatever anyone makes me, so make whatever you'd like.  Just because I don't *need* things doesn't mean I won't LOVE them.     What are your feelings about bags? Do you like certain size? Would you be okay with a purely decorative small bag, or does that just sound bonkers?  Well, I do live with someone who has an etsy shop that sells project bags, so I have a LOT of bags of a project size.   I'm not sure what I would do with a purely decorative small bag unless it contains something smelly to stuff in my sock drawer or the like.     Or if it's appropriate to hang off a belt which dress up for a Renn Faire (in which case I would give it to my son.)    Other than that, I don't really use bags other than grocery size bags and while I have a ton of those, sometimes I still buy more when Trader Joes comes out with a new cool design...  but I will always take your bags.      
 

New Dark Academia Presentation

I am very happy to report that I will be presenting my paper “Missing Students and Their Fictional Afterlives: True Crime, Crime Fiction, and Dark Academia” at the Guilty Pleasures: Examining Crime in Popular Culture conference (May 2-3, 2024) sponsored by the Popular Culture Research Network. This talk is related to my current work-in-progress book project. I’m looking forward to it!
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Hugo Eligibility Post

Nominations are open for the 2024 Hugo Awards. Several works with which I’m involved are eligible, so here is my Hugos 2024 post. Eligible for Best Related Work (both published by Vernon Press in 2023): Star Trek: Essays Exploring the Final Frontier (edited by Amy H. Sturgis and Emily Strand for Vernon Press, 2023) Star Wars: Essays Exploring a Galaxy Far, Far Away (edited by Emily Strand and Amy H. Sturgis for Vernon Press, 2023) Also, StarShipSofa is eligible for Best Fancast! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who have read and/or listened! ALT ALT
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Join Me for A Haunting on the Hill

This year I’ve been delighted to join SPACE (Signum Portals for Adult Continuing Education) online with Signum University. This week I’m wrapping up teaching my first module, which is on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. It’s been so much fun! Currently my March module candidate is up for vote for until 2/1. It’s on A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand. I hope you’ll join me! More information on my offered modules is here.
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Meet The Last Man!

Meet The Last Man! In March 2024, I will be offering the module “Meet The Last Man” with SPACE (Signum Portals for Adult Continuing Education) online via Signum University. Mary Shelley’s novel The Last Man is one of the most relevant books we can read right now, and I’m really looking forward to exploring it with students! Here is more information.
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Happy Birthday, Shirley Jackson!

On this day in 1916, the great Shirley Jackson was born. Here’s a little piece I wrote earlier this year about teaching Jackson’s remarkable novel Hangsaman. It’s posted at “Reading Shirley Jackson in the 21st Century,” an online resource investigating the past and future landscapes of Shirley Jackson studies. I’m looking forward to teaching The Haunting of Hill House in January! Teaching Shirley Jackson’s Hangsaman (1951) by Amy H. Sturgis
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Two Visits to Hill House!

I’ll be starting 2024 with two visits to Hill House! I’m joining SPACE (Signum Portals for Adult Continuing Education) online with Signum University. My first modules include The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (January) and its authorized sequel, A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand (February). Registration is now open for January’s module. Voting is now open for February’s module. Here are more details. I hope to see you in SPACE! ALT ALT
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Dice in Mind Interview

It was a delight to join Emily Strand, with whom I co-edited the anthologies Star Trek: Essays Exploring the Final Frontier and Star Wars: Essays Exploring a Galaxy Far, Far Away (both 2023 from Vernon Press), to talk Star Trek and Star Wars with the Dice in Mind podcast. Dice in Mind is a podcast hosted by Brad Browne and Jason Kaufman that explores the intersection of life, games, science, music, philosophy, and creativity through interviews with leading creatives. Episode 106: Drs. Amy Sturgis and Emily Strand | Dice in Mind
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Join me in SPACE!

I’m delighted to be joining SPACE (Signum Adult Portals for Adult Continuing Education) online with Signum University. My upcoming modules in early 2024 include The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand, and The Last Man by Mary Shelley. I hope to see you in SPACE! Registration is now open for January’s module, The Haunting of Hill House. More information on my offered modules is here. ALT
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