paperback coverI find myself suddenly with a few events coming up, and I’d love to see any friendly faces there, whether in Ohio (this weekend) or in Brooklyn (next month). I’m looking forward to talking Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted again after several months of burrowing away behind walls of snow to research Seinfeld. These are also my favorite kind of events … the kind organized by someone else! Here’s what’s coming:

Sunday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.: I’ll be the keynote speaker at Bowling Green State University’s annual Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies (in, naturally, Bowling Green, OH). The official talk title: “The Modern TV Woman: How The Mary Tyler Moore Show Pushed Boundaries and Paved the Way for Carrie Bradshaw, Liz Lemon, and Mindy Lahiri.” Basically, I’m going to show some racy Mary Tyler Moore Show clips and talk about them. Details here.

Saturday, March 15, 5-7 p.m.: I’ll read and sign books at the Lit at Lark reading series, along with Saul Austerlitz, author of Sitcom, a totally fun (and obviously related) book. Lark Cafe is at 1007 Church Ave. in Brooklyn.