This morning, during breakfast, I saw a hit on my Twitter feed, and discovered something amazing!
— Jacob Brown (@biffbampow) February 9, 2013
As an ex-academic myself, this was a double-dose of awesome.
Before my publishing career, I was a pop culture scholar in undergrad and in my M.A. work at the University of Oregon, presenting at conferences with paper topics like “Can I Get Change for That Plot Twist?: Dramatic Currency for Communal Narrative Shaping” and “Holy Genre Trouble, Batman!: The Dark Knight as a Pulp Vigilante Trapped in a Superhero World.”
You can read part of the conference program here, including what appears to be Brown’s abstract:
I’ve reached out to Mr. Brown, and soon I hope to have a copy of the paper/presentation to peruse.