August 9, 2007
Well, I've defended my dissertation (now I'm 'Doctor Battis'--Sweet!), handed my thesis in to the library (it was stamped by the scary thesis lady), I'm almost done packing up the apartment, and I move to New York in EIGHT DAYS. I'm terrified, elated, queasy, possibly aroused, and basically freaking out every second of every day. I'll be living in Brooklyn for 2 years while I work on a new academic book (on at-risk LGBT youth and gay teenlit) and teaching classes on literature and media studies at the City University of New York. I only know a few people in the city, so look me up if you're there! Also, I'll be in Philly in November and the Windy City in December.
July 13, 2007
My Farscape book is now available in Canada and the US through Palgrave. Check it out HERE
Also, although it's a bit too early to tour for NIGHT CHILD, I will be attending popular culture conferences in Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic Pop Culture Association, Nov 2-4) and Chicago (Modern Languages Association, Dec 26-30) this year, so feel free to seek me out and chat.
July 6, 2007
My new blog is up. Check it out HERE
Also, the website appears to be working, so I won't be updating the format too much. This is how it will look for the next few months at least, until it migrates to jesbattis.com
July 3, 2007
The website is still a work in progress. Email me with any suggestions. I'm also playing with other titles for "Night Child," so if you can think of anything, do let me know. At the moment, the release date for NC is Spring 2008, approximately 30/05/08. As soon as I have a cover image, I'll post it.