Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The April 2012 issue of Arkansas Review includes a piece on Living with Lynching. One representative quotation: "Mitchell methodically documents and skillfully interprets lynching drama's important cultural work. . . . She illuminates an overlooked aspect African American literary history" (61).
In March, the Rutgers University website Criminal Law & Criminal Justice Books reviewed Living with Lynching. Though the piece has serious limitations, the review's existence suggests that a wide variety of readers are taking notice. It is perfectly normal for an academic book by a new author to go 2 years without a single review. So, I am thrilled that Living with Lynching is not only commanding that sort of attention, but also doing so among scholars in fields other than literary and performance studies—in its first 6 months in print! http://clcjbooks.rutgers.edu/books/living_with_lynching.html
(The other two reviews are referenced in earlier posts: Reviewed on H-NET and Highly Recommended by CHOICE.)
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
my scholarly work benefits from my running. Because running has been so good to me, I try to share it with as many people as possible. The local newspaper recently featured some of what I've been doing that has inspired more women to take notice! Story archived here: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2012/05/04/club-for-black-women-becoming-a-fitness-force.html