Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Estrogen Month - Day 17

I found the perfect spotlight post today. It's by Patricia from Quilters Muse. Did you know today was not only St. Patrick's Day but National Quilting Day? Well there you are, some people are into other hobbies besides mass media. Or, in this case, in addition to. Patricia's post, entitled Comedy and Fantasy as Teaching Tools, begins "Oddly enough, I woke up this morning, thinking about comic books." So how could I resist? It's a light comparison of highbrow and lowbrow art, drawing the conclusion "Perhaps fine literature is to comics/cartoons/and fantasy, as symphonic music is to folk music. All have their place. In each case, they use some of the same words, and some of the same notes, yet each genre is entirely different." Some good food for thought.

Tomorrow I announce the newest addition to the Kultcha Gals section of my sidebar blogroll. The guidelines for nominating and voting for feminist pop-culture bloggers during Estrogen Month are outlined here. I'm also hosting the 12th Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans on March 31. The deadline for submissions is March 29, and guidelines are outlined here (please send links via email or use this submission form).