Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy Birthday!

It was just one year ago today (at 3pm to be exact) that my dissertation was born, or rather defended. Since then, little PPDCAL (or her formal name The Portrayals and Perceptions of Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature) has reached several milestones from when she was just drafts of paper (and/or numerous CDs).
(Below- a picture of baby PPDCAL at my dissertation baby shower in January-- she wasn't even bound yet). ********************************************************
Milestones for this little dissertation:
*a Publication in The ALAN Review (Summer)
*a Presentation at the CAID Conference (June)
*a Presentation at the English-Think-Tank at Gallaudet University (June)
*Release of the YADC Newsletter (August); and
*This Blog (February) which has been featured by:
§ School Library Journal A Fuse #8 Production Review by Elizabeth Bird, a librarian who has served on Newbery and written for Horn Book (September 27, 2007)
§ Hands & Voices’ The Communicator (newsletter Fall 2007)
Sarah Miller Reading, Writing and Musing… (September 22, 2007)
§ Jinxworld (September 15, 2007)
§ “Deaf Characters in Literature Blog” (website post August 26, 2007)
§ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc. (website post August 12, 2007)
§ A Deaf Mom Shares Her World (Blog post July 19, 2007), “Gallaudet Teacher Shares her Love of Books”
§ EN/Sane World “Deaf Characters in Comics and Graphic Novels” (Blog post May 24, 2007)
Along the way, little PPDCAL has met many wonderful authors, including:
§ J.G. Martinson (October 13, 2007)
§ Clint Kelly (October 6, 2007)
§ Jacqueline Woodson (September 29, 2007)
§ Sarah Miller (September 22,2007)
§ David Mack (September 15, 2007)
§ Jamie Berke (August 25, 2007)
§ Delia Ray (August 23, 2007)
§ Jodi Cutler Del Dottore (posted August 13, 2007)
§ Penny Warner (posted July 27, 2007);
§ T.C. Boyle (posted July 23, 2007);
§ Jean Ferris (posted June 30, 2007);
§ Ginny Rorby (posted June 23, 2007);
§ Jean Andrews (posted June 20, 2007);
§ Doug Cooney (posted June 18, 2007);
§ Lois Hodge (posted May 5, 2007).
(Pictured above, on her first birthday). A mom (or a Ph.D.) is so proud of her little bundle of joy.
Thank you to all my family and friends who have supported me.... and thank you to the readers who keep coming back!
**please note that the author of this Blog is not disturbed... maybe a bit eccentric and very,very proud but not crazy.


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!

julatkinson said...

Woo hoo!!! Happy birthday to your dissertation defense!! Yay!!

Unknown said...

Did you have a "positively perfect purple party" for your birthday?

Happy Birthday!

Love, Moxie Mocha