Here’s the “About” page on the site:
This blog is designed to feature my work in English/Cultural Studies education.
Iâ€™m currently working on my Masterâ€™s Degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing. While I donâ€™t plan, at the moment, to put any of my fiction up here, I do plan on publishing my non-fiction worksâ€“of which Iâ€™ve done more this last year and a half than I would have thought Iâ€™d have in me two years ago. After my M.A,, which should be finished in another year and a half, I plan on going on for my Ph.D. with a focus in posthuman fiction and cultural studies. (Over on another page I plan on profiling some of the people in the field that Iâ€™m modeling my career path on, such as Slavoj Å½iÅ¾ek.)
I plan on submitting some of what I will be placing on this site to journals (both academic peer reviewed and otherwise), and some I wouldnâ€™t normally want anyone to seeâ€“but there may be something to it that compels me to put it out there for critique, entertainment, or for some twisted sense of vanity. (Yeah, thatâ€™s probably the most likely reason.)
I encourage anyone to read what Iâ€™ve put out, comment, and even debate or argue some of the presented points with me. Some of what Iâ€™ve written and will write about Iâ€™m only scratching the surface of my understanding and would love to better my apprehension of the subjects in the crucible of debate (howâ€™s that for some fancyshmancy grad student prose?)
While this blog is pretty esoteric and comments on general issues: tech, news, politics, etc., The GrogMonkey is going to be only for my scholarly work. Probably mostly reprints of papers, occasional posts on issues and events that deal directly with my studies and education. I anticipate that site will have even a smaller audience (than the 2 or 3 this one gets…) but that’s OK. I’m doing it mainly for my own benefit. (What that benefit is, I don’t quite know yet.)
At the moment there’s only one post up there. I have probably around 10 to 15 papers I can upload, but I don’t want to inundate the site just now–I’ll probably upload a file a week. If you’re interested, check it out.