Don’t look now, gentle reader, but this grrrl has dusted off her graduate work and is planning on finishing up her thesis this summer. On Monday I’m handing in the draft of my final analysis chapter, and hope to have it all ready for submission (as in all 6 chapters) by August. I’ll defend in early Fall.

It’s actually quite nice to be getting back into the academic writing mode. For this particular chapter, I’ve delved into Kenneth Burke again — only, this time I think I may actually *KNOW* what I’m talking about. For anyone who’s ever encountered Burke before, you know what a feat this is.

Meanwhile, I think I may have stumbled upon my next conference paper — one that has nothing to do with Revolve, but may be even more fun to write about.

I’ve blogged before about Conservapedia in the past, but there was a bit about it on The Hour this week —

Of course, watching this clip got me riled up all over again. There’s always a debate in my classes on whether or not Wikipedia is a valid source to consult when writing papers — the emergence of Conservapedia ramps up that debate up a few thousand notches.

Turns out Conservapedia’s “article of the year” is the one on Atheism. If you’re looking for a few good laughs, or to raise your blood pressure (or both, in my case), check out the entry. Another fun one to read is the Atheism and Debate article, where it’s claimed that “Creation Scientists Tend to Win the Creation-Evolution Debates.” Hil-arious stuff.

I’m thinking my next conference paper will be some type of comparison between a Wikipedia and a Conservapedia entry — looking at both of their submissions on atheism would be a good place to start, methinks.

Now to stop distracting myself on future projects, and finish the one at hand! Who needs sleep?!