Tuscaloosa has been a wonderful home to me. I lived in Tuscaloosa from 2007 to 2019, earning my MA and then my PhD from the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at The University of Alabama and then working as an Instructor for Team English. When my wife got a job at Kennesaw State University in 2017, I started commuting back and forth, finally living in Georgia full time in 2019 and 2020.
It’s been a long, rewarding thirteen years, and consistently the most valuable part of my professional and academic life has been Improbable Fictions.
I’m now in Plymouth, New Hampshire, where I’m starting work Monday as an Assistant Professor of British Literature at Plymouth State University. Improbable Fictions is far from over, but my part in it is now done. Prof. Elizabeth Tavares will be taking over IF after a hiatus to accommodate the ongoing global pandemic.
I’ll be maintaining this blog in perpetuity, but IF will have a new digital platform in the coming year. If you’d like to keep in touch with me, you can find me at nrhelms.org and on Twitter @nrhelms.
So long, and thanks for all the fictions!