FYI, you can also find me on Twitter now (@JenHoward). I am not, repeat not, @DrJennifer, “licensed psychotherapist, author, personal development expert, relationship counselor, Integrated Energy Healer, and spiritual teacher.” If you want to talk writing, publishing, literature, history, libraries, or archives, though, I’m your gal. When I get the integrated-energy thing down, I’ll let… Continue reading »
Archives for May 2009
…scholars debated the origins of fairy tales. Did they really spring from oral folk tradition? That debate, which many say was settled in the 19th century, hasn’t completely died yet, but there’s a lot more going on in fairy-tale scholarship now. Read about it in my latest article for the Chronicle Review.
In my latest Hot Type column, I ask whether all authors are created equal under Google–under the terms of the proposed settlement in the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers’ lawsuit against Google Book Search, that is. If you’re a professional author, by which I mean one who counts on book sales and royalties… Continue reading »
Got word today that Louisiana’s state budget woes could force LSU Press to close. Supporters are rallying people to the cause, asking them to tell the LSU administration and the state legislature how important the press is to the intellectual life of the university and the state. I took some heat from a commenter on… Continue reading »