As I find myself one month into the fall semester, teaching and chairing are now my top priorities, but I still managed to get some writing done as I continue to check things off of my summer to-do list. Foremost among the items struck are the first draft of my chapter for The Good Wife and Philosophy and a multi-volume book review for the Review of Social Economy. Next on my list: draft an editorial feature for the same Review previewing the short ebook I'm writing, tentatively for publication as a Stanford Brief.
When those things are done (or at least well under way), I can begin thinking about books (on which more below) as well as presentations and/or papers for the trio of conferences in upcoming months: the Southern Economic Association meetings in New Orleans in mid-November, the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division meetings in Atlanta in late December, and the Allied Social Science Association meetings in San Diego a week later in early January. (Can I use to Kickstarter to fund these?)
In book news, Law and Social Economics is now under contract with Palgrave Macmillan for inclusion in my series "Perspectives from Social Economics." My secret book project must remain secret for now, but I am expecting final word on it very soon. Luckily my sabbatical for spring looks to be approved soon, so I will be able to finish the law book--and possibly the other one--by June. Finally, Superman and Philosophy now has a page at the Wiley site, but no cover and details as of yet.
I've been profoundly inactive online lately, but I did manage a post this past Wednesday at The Comics Professor on the recent election of Captain America to the United States presidency to the beleagured Marvel Ultimate Comics Universe, which was reprinted at the The Good Men Project later in the week. And also at GMP, I contributed a post titled "'Why Men Fail'? How about 'How Can We Succeed?'" commenting on David Brooks' recent New York Times column on Hanna Rosin's much-talked-about book The End of Men: And the Rise of Women.