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Wow yall. It’s 2pm and I’ve finished all my work #goals. I guess I’ll start parking for my trip and maybe like, read for pleasure?
Excitingly, finishing revisions on this chapter today means I am halfway done with my second book manuscript! I now am VERY excited to turn my attention to reading & analyzing the interviews I’ve been doing with black disabled activists the past two months.
While I love #BodymindsReimagined, this next book feels urgent & important in ways I can’t really articulate now (but hope to do so in the intro). I am honored that several black disabled activists I respect have taken time to speak to me & have trusted me to represent them well.
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New amazing #bookreview! Writing in Science Fiction Studies, race & sf scholar @3Isiah calls #BodymindsReimagined a "truly groundbreaking book" & asserts "All libraries should stock this book on their shelves." 😍🤩🥳

jstor.org/stable/10.5621…
You still have until Oct 21 to get #BodymindsReimagined half off during @DukePress’s fall sale using code FALL50! #booksale

dukeupress.edu/bodyminds-reim…
Plus you gotta love a press that so fully supports its authors. My editor @lizault mentions #twerkwithlizzo in her recommendations of books to buy during the sale! 😆

dukeupress.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/sal…
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New #review of #BodymindsReimagined by @DrVKPatton is out in Modern Fiction Studies! Patton concludes “Schalk’s bridging of black
feminist theory and disability studies will have a long-lasting impact” 🥰 #bookreview

muse.jhu.edu/article/734329
As always, Bodyminds Reimagined is available for purchase from all major booksellers as well as directly from @DukePress. Use code E18BODYM for 30% off the paperback when you buy from Duke! #buybooks #citeblackwomen

dukeupress.edu/bodyminds-reim…
I’ll also be taking about the book this Friday night at @nyuniversity with @cdsNYU! #booktalk #nyu #authorsigning

disabilitystudies.nyu.edu/event/bodymind…
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Woke up to a Google alert about this new review of #BodymindsReimagined in American Literary History by Rebecca Wanzo (@rawreader) & I am just so honored & amazed.

I’ll share my favorite quotes below! Happy to send folks a copy who don’t have access!

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“Schalk offers the most paradigm-shifting challenge to what is speakable and unspeakable: the problem of linking blackness with disability and how to reframe our treatment of these categories”

😳😲🤯
“The issue of pleasure is one of the most radical interventions of the book, thus modeling a new ideal of what the nexus of race and the speculative genre can do.” (And shout out to @adriennemaree, @WalidahImarisha & @OctaviasBrood) #pleasureactivism
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Good morning bbs. We are so close to the weekend! Today I’m attending a protest & having lunch with a colleague so my work #goals are minimal:
-Complete reverse outline process to re-organize my book chapter

Don’t know what a reverse outline is? Ooh baby are you in for a treat!
Thread on #writing & #revision: A reverse outline is a way to see the structure of what you’ve written in a draft in order to reorganize it. You start by marking up a pdf or print copy of your draft & numbering every paragraph. My book chap has 33 paragraphs.
Once you’ve numbered, make a list from 1 to whatever number of paragraphs you have. Re-read each paragraph & write a short summary (a phrase, not even a sentence) describing what each paragraph is about or doing.
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A5 Afrofuturism writes black folks & other marginalized groups into the future. In my book I argue black women writers of speculative fiction reimagine the meaning of the term disability, esp in relationship to race & gender. #AAUWAsks
A5 #AAUWAsks For instance, in @OctaviaEButler’s Kindred, Dana’s lost arm is the result of time travel, but her amputation (as well as her scarred back) also remind us of the disabling effect of anti-black violence in the antebellum period...& suggests we can’t escape that legacy.
A5 #AAUWAsks Other examples include thinking about how technology is developed, for what purpose & for whom? Who benefits & who does not? Afrofuturism forces us to think about racial & other power dynamics of future tech, esp medical tech. That’s ultimately about (dis)ability.
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Ooh bbs it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! Are you glad I was born? Do you appreciate what I put out in the world? Then here are five ways you can help me celebrate!
1. If you haven’t yet bought my book, buy my book!!! #BodymindsReimagined is an accessible, critical text on how black women’s speculative fiction represents #disability, #race & #gender. You can buy it 30% off from @DukePress using code E18BODYM.
dukeupress.edu/bodyminds-reim…
2. Already have my book? You can buy a copy for a friend!
3. Already read my book? You can leave me a five star birthday review on Goodreads (goodreads.com/book/show/3501…) & Amazon (amazon.com/dp/0822370883/…)
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We’re less than 2 months away from the 1st birthday of #BodymindsReimagined. Right now the book has a 4.75 rating on @goodreads & 5 stars on @amazon. I would love to see a few more reviews up in the next month. If you’re read it & loved it, please submit a review!
Ugh if *you’ve* read it. This new phone and me are having issues.
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Can I instead write an article about how the concept of guilty pleasures in based in classism, racism, & sexism instead? Because “low brow” often means poor/working class, racialized or feminized things? How bout that article?

#AcademicTwitter #Elitism
Further, half the things people are replying about—sci-fi (my own research), reality TV & gaming—are things people do actual real research on already.
I also feel like this article concept is another way of performing that academics can’t embrace pleasure, that work can not be pleasurable. I say fuck that and read @adriennemaree’s new book Pleasure Activism next month when it drops.
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Alright yall, #2019 is the year I speak more things into existence, so I’m just gonna say it: @HugoAwards nominations are open. My book #BodymindsReimagined is eligible for Best Related Work as an academic work on speculative fiction. Praying someone who can nominate sees this.
#BodymindsReimagined is an accessible academic text from @DukePress on (dis)ability, race & gender in black women’s speculative fiction like that of @OctaviaEButler, @nkjemisin & @Nalo_Hopkinson. Twitter, do your thing & bring me a #Hugo nomination for Best Related Work. 🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾
Need more evidence? Here’s an unsolicited @goodreads review in which the person says they got a date after telling someone about my book. So I’m not saying reading & nominating #BodymindsReimagined will get you dates but I’m not saying that’s NOT what will happen either...
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I’ve nearly doubled my followers recently so for everyone who’s new to me: Hello! Welcome! I’m a fat black queer femme nondisabled cis woman, an academic & a writer. Here’s what you’ll generally see from me on Twitter:
-Lots of racial, #gender, #sexuality & #disability justice stuff
-Updates on my lecture travel schedule (aka where to see me speak)
-Promotion of my book #BodymindsReimagined (@dukeup 2018) & other things I write
-My daily work #goals during the semester
-Thoughts on #teaching in #highered
-Appreciation for @Beyonce, @JanelleMonae, @rgay, @nicolebyer & other fabulous #blackwomen
-#Clapbacks at randomly selected folks who come for me when I’m in no mood
-Occasional rants or outfit pics
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