In brief, this fall 2014 semester I’ll be teaching Fire (BIO 427) and Literary nonfiction (HPS 591). Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10:30a to 12n and Thursday 12:30p to 1:30p.
The graduate Certificate in Nonfiction Writing and Publication has received final approval and will be active for Fall, 2014. I continue to develop courses and events and to explore ways to leverage it more widely.
Regarding, research now that Fire: Nature and Culture and Fire on Earth: An Introduction, are finally in print, I’ll turn my attention to wrangling my sprawling modern fire history of the U.S. since 1960 into publication.
My major effort continues to be a survey of American fire history since 1960. The idea was to write two books, one a grand narrative (the play by play, as it were), and other other, a collection of essays (the color commentary). The narrative is written and is under review by publishers. The commentary self-organized into regional suites. The University of Arizona Press will publish them as a multi-volume work. For details see the project website.
Recent commentaries of interest include an op/ed in the Arizona Republic on the Yarnell Hill tragedy, a survey of the American fire scene for the Washington Post, a general piece on why we are not at war with fire for Project Syndicate after the Black Forest fire in Colorado, and a tribute to Voyager the indomitable, now questing in interstellar space.
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