For the book of articles on gender/sex in the fantastic, I ended up sending in a proposal about how end-of-the-world fiction/films/comics reinforce the heterosexual couple and the nuclear family. Right now, I'm somewhat more interested in texts that avoid, displace, or prevent polyamory; however, thanks partly to y'all I was able to tell the editor that I could instead do a piece about f/sf that does show multiple family/marriage/desire, if no one else proposes one.
And check out this article by sociology associate professor Mimi Schippers! She says a lot of what I have seen as natural, logical connections between queer theory and polyamory. I just sent her e-mail & hope we can discuss the issue, including how much I should link my work to queer theory vs. just acknowledge my deep debt.
I have TONS of writing I want to do now but, as my most recent post states, I'm too busy teaching right now. Fortunately, I asked for & got Mon-Thurs totally off work next week. Also saving me from myself, it's going to take some time for the wheels to turn on the poly/fantastic project, and I can attend to already-coming-along work in that time.
Mood/status: physically itchy, not sure why, maybe dry winter air