Well, it’s a fair question. I have been tardy in regards to this blog. But with good reason, I think.
First and foremost, I have submitted and successfully defended my PhD thesis, Metaphysical Conspiracism: UFOs as discursive unit between millennial and conspiracist fields. So I am now a Doctor – perhaps the only one to have written about David Icke’s reptilians in their thesis. I am currently pondering my options for publication.
I’ve been busy journal-wise too. My paper David Icke’s Reptilian Thesis and the Development of New Age Theodicy was published in International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Vol 4, No 1 – https://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/IJSNR/article/view/18269.
I co-wrote Locating the locus of study on “religion” in video games with J. D.F. Tuckett for Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, 5/1 – http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/ojs/index.php/religions/article/view/12160/5995
I also wrote Transformation: Whitley Strieber’s Paranormal Gnosis for a forthcoming special issue of Nova Religio on the paranormal in the study of religion. I’ll be sure to link to that when it is published.
I published a few book reviews too:
Danielle Kirby, Fantasy and Belief: Alternative Religions, Popular Narratives and Digital Cultures appeared in Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture – http://jrmdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Review_FantasyandBelief_Robertson_Sept2013.pdf
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick. Philip K. Dick. Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem (eds.), 2011. In Culture and Religion, 14/4 (2013) – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14755610.2013.840143#.U2eL0FVX-uY
Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith, by Carole M. Cusack, Ashgate: Farnham, 2010. In Religion (2014) – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0048721X.2013.856215?journalCode=rrel20#.U5wSCWVX-uY
So now it’s time to take a breather, look for work and set up the next few projects… and catch up on blogging, of course.