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It's official. The them for July will be Plagues and Pandemics. I'm down to run it, so I'll be posting a theme intro shortly.

The theme for August is still somewhat up in the air; Roman Britain and Women at War (WW1) are neck and neck, so I'll be contacting the people who offered to run those and seeing whether either of them has schedule clashes or something that would solve the problem. Otherwise, there may have to be a tiebreaker poll!

Date: 2009-06-08 11:45 pm (UTC)
phoenix: (book)
From: [personal profile] phoenix
Good stuff! I immediately went to read the proposal thread for Plagues and Pandemics to see what's being read, so I'm linking it here for anyone who has the same response.

Date: 2009-06-09 01:41 am (UTC)
nonniemous: (Rome)
From: [personal profile] nonniemous
I would like to suggest, in the interests of expanding horizons and recent events in Race!fail and whatnot, a theme of perhaps Central Eurasian fiction, and/or Chinese or Japanese historical fiction--or speculative fiction, if the pickings are too slim in those categories?

(Though, seriously, I'm simply hoping to use this as an excuse to kick my butt into actually reading Romance of the Three Kingdoms this summer.)

Date: 2009-06-09 03:58 am (UTC)
nonniemous: (dem bones)
From: [personal profile] nonniemous
Ah, my sincerest apologies for not looking closer at the community and following protocol from the beginning. *is sheepish*

Done, and will pull together the one for Medieval China/Japan later. It would be fun to focus on Chinese and Japanese authors at some point, rather than a retread of James Clavell.

Date: 2009-06-09 04:19 am (UTC)
nonniemous: (research porn)
From: [personal profile] nonniemous
Oh, the comparison between Clavell and Japanese authors would be interesting, for sure! I've just finished two years in college of what amounts to comparative world history; it would be fun to go off on that tangent in fiction.

I also just finished an undergrad honors thesis on The Secret History of the Mongols; you may not want to turn me loose on that one. ;-) There is definitely enough material out there for this; I'll come up with more after I'm done with the damned India paper that's still biting at my ankles.



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