I’m a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Duke University and this blog  initially began with really one major purpose in mind: trying to prepare for my preliminary exams. I kept a research blog while getting my Master’s at Georgetown University and I enjoyed having that space for myself, so I decided to do this again . If you’d like to check that out, it’s still up and running, and it can be found at this address: https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/blogs/cs525

Now that exams are done, my blog is in the process of shifting into dissertation zone, which is where it seemed to naturally progress during the exam prep period. Some of my blog posts will be chattier than others. It’s really a space for embryonic ideas and I treat them as such, so don’t be alarmed if you see “totally” or “so rad” sprinkled throughout.

So where does the name of this blog come from you ask? Well, this lovely image is its inspiration:

I love the erotic power of this sculpture (and image) as it merges the relationship between female homosociality and the electric bolt. It’s so beautiful and sexy and suggestive and, well, I could go on and on. This blog will be broad in content and scope, but I still think the whimsically specific title of this blog is relevant. At the end of all this, I hope to talk about, in some way or ‘nother, the erotics of electricity, but that’s a ways from now.

Well, that’s about it. If you have any questions or comments, I can be reached at cheryl.spinner@duke.edu.


One comment

  1. I read your poem in Squawk Back and want to let you know I enjoyed it. Onward!

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