Monday, November 19, 2007

I've been reprinted!!!!!!!

I just found out, via a Google search of the name under which I publish, that one of my first two articles has just been reprinted! It's appearing in a multi-volume set that's part of a series on critical approaches to literature and cultural studies from an established academic press. The set that my article appears in is devoted to the particular genre that my first book and those early articles addressed. I'm in a chapter called "Critical Paths for Understanding [fill in the specific genre here]."

Woo-hoo! My work is a "critical path"! I've been reprinted! My name will live on! I AM BEOWULF!...er, sorry, got over-excited there for a moment. And OMG, you should see the list of names whose company I keep. OK, if you know what genre my first book addresses, think of every famous scholar ever to have written on the subject. Yup, they're all there. And so am I!

Weeeeeee!

Here's the weird post-script: I found this book, with its table of contents, on a Japanese web site. Using the ISBN, I also found it in Amazon, but I can't find it on the publisher's site. Huh. That's weird. Oh, and for those of you who might be wondering how my work can be reprinted without my knowing it: I don't own the copyright to that article; the journal where it original appeared does. Still, they could've e-mailed me, for pete's sake. I would've put the info in my tenure file! Well, that seems to be going well without it, so I'll save it for when I go up for Full Professor.

12 comments:

L.C.McCabe said...

Congrats!

There's another Google service you might not be aware of that is helpful in finding out when things pop up on the internet. It is Google alerts. You can sign up for them here:

http://www.google.com/alerts

You can use any term or phrase you are interested in and it will let send you a notice depending on whether you want it limited or comprehensive. It's a great service and I highly recommend it.

Karl Steel said...

Wow! With your hints, I found the volume, and you're right: that's a pretty impressive set of contributors, but also a nice mix of older and younger scholars. Congrats!

Rob Barrett said...

Nice table of contents. But that price tag of $1190 means that I'll just be printing out the ToC and copying the articles out of their original sources . . .

Dr. Virago said...

Amazon has it for *only* $750. Yeah, clearly it's meant for libraries. I think I'll try to convince mine to buy it since there are at least two of us here who'd put it on reserve for classes.

Dr. Virago said...

Oh, and welcome L.C. McCabe!

L.C.McCabe said...

Thank you for the welcome. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Cheers,

Linda

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Congrats!

tempestsarekind said...

Wow, congratulations!

Renaissance Girl said...

That's fantastic--and somehow more pleasurable for the serendipity of its discovery....

heu mihi said...

Hey! Awesome! What a cool thing to find!

dance said...

congrats!

And double congrats for being so balanced about tenure! :)

medieval woman said...

Way to go Dr. Virago!!!

I'm gonna go look....