Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I'm Gonna be Anthologized!

Received some very exciting news today -- I'm going to be published in "Extra/ordinary: Craft Culture and Contemporary Art!"

Last fall I submitted an essay proposal to Maria Elena Buszek, a contemporary art historian at Kansas City Art Institute, who is putting together the above-named anthology. Her previous book is "Pin-up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture," great stuff.

The working title of my essay is "The Identity and Economics of 'Craft,' " which may make sense to you as something I'd write if you've been reading the Greenjeans blog here for a while. (See here and here, for example.)

I'm so excited to have this opportunity to flex my academic muscles again. This is my first serious publication opportunity!

Now, I've just got to write it...

(Not to mention that I've still got to get my first entry for Worldchanging written. I am having a very rare bout of writer's block with it. Oh floodgates, when will you open???)

Photo: Self-portrait of me (Amy Shaw) on top of a ridge in Belfast, Maine.


Anonymous said...

Hooray for you!
Turn up the music, dance a little jig
and those floodgates will OPEN!
So proud to
*know* you!

judy said...

Oooh, how exciting! Congrats Amy!!

Mia said...

what a lovely opening miss amy. i am always proud and amazed at the place your drive and talent take you.
make it golden!