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The last week-or-so has seen the publication of not one, but TWO Real Books with work of mine in it, my first real article and my first encyclopedia entry.

"Of Mills and Meaning" is in Wind & Water in the Middle Ages: Fluid Technologies from Antiquity to the Renaissance, edited by Steven A. Walton, is published by ACMRS.

"Technology in Middle Earth" is in the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia, edited by Michael Drout, is published by what used to be Routledge. (More information on how the volume ended up in quite the shape it did can be found here.

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of_remedye
Nov. 8th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
YAY! THat is wonderful news :) I have no doubt it is the first of many more.

(Were you ever involved in the Tolkien sessions at K'zoo? I have colleagues who did that.)
owlfish
Nov. 8th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm excited!

No, although I may have been to one or two of the Tokien at K'zoo sessions along the way. The encyclopedia article came out of my Discovery Channel piece on the subject back in 2001, not any other academic work I've done on the subject. (Although, of course, for the encyclopedia article I had to properly research it in a way I couldn't with three day's notice for the t.v. piece.)
a_d_medievalist
Nov. 8th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Torn between a huge *squee* and petty envy, which I know will go away if I just get off my bum and write!

So a giant w00t!! for you!

You deserve to be very excited :-)
owlfish
Nov. 8th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

It's both exciting and anticlimactic - I haven't worked on either of these pieces in nearly a year!
my_tw0_cents
Nov. 8th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! Both sound wonderful!
my_tw0_cents
Nov. 8th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! Both sound wonderful!
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
haggisthesecond
Nov. 8th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
hey, that's great! congratulations. I look forward to reading them.
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
I have copies... Well, actually, I don't yet have a copy of the edited version of the encyclopedia article. I will probably have to track down the book and photocopy it to get that.
justinsomnia
Nov. 8th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Congrats! You're two steps closer to being the proud owner of a book-chapter-length CV!

;-)
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
Every line counts!
gillo
Nov. 9th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
A Real Author in Real Books! Yee-hah! Congratulations.

owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
I even have my own copy of Wind and Water, proving it really exists! (Now that the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia is effectively limited edition - and pricy in the first place - I will have fewer opportunities to encounter it.
pittenweem
Nov. 9th, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
jennybeast
Nov. 9th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Hooray! go Shana!
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
dsgood
Nov. 9th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
nou
Nov. 9th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
Ooh, how exciting!

(That story about what happened to the encyclopaedia makes it sound hugely frustrating.)
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
(And makes me so glad that I wasn't editing it. I'm particularly sorry to hear that Routledge's encyclopedia unit has been shut down. Encyclopedias were primarily why I knew the Routledge name. They've done a whole series of medieval encyclopedias over the years which are excellent resources. The problems may mildly exonerate any errors which have cropped up in my article since I submitted it however... much as I'd rather there be none at all. We'll see...)
intertext
Nov. 9th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
Hey! Well done, you! That's smashing.
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
oursin
Nov. 9th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
Yay! that is always exciting.
I must see if library will get Wind and Water.
owlfish
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
The idea of encountering a book containing things I've written in a Library is quite exciting too!
ex_hedgies507
Nov. 10th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
You are just too cool for words, you know that?
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