Well, sort of.
Yesterday, I was Googling content for a press page I aim to create for my website, Vamped. Just using the website’s name turned up too much guff, so I added my surname to narrow the results.
Much to my surprise, I saw my name featured in a Google Books result for Carol Dyhouse’s Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire (2017), along with two mentions for Vamped.
Within its chapter 8 endnotes, we see references for Lauren Adkins’ MA thesis project, Love Is Overtaking Me, which involved her marriage to a cardboard cutout of Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame.
The first reference, in note 35 is a link to Adkins’ thesis, which I uploaded to my website (with her permission, of course).
Many media outlets took her project literally, perhaps without giving due consideration to the legality of marrying inanimate objects. As I had discovered myself, some light Googling would have turned up the truth.
Adkins kindly granted me an interview, which I used to discuss my findings and discuss her project further, which Dyhouse cited in note 36.
Unfortunately, I don’t know what Dyhouse had to say in chapter 8 about my interview, as the Google Books version I viewed is on restricted viewing. Nonetheless, I was pretty chuffed to see it. Thank you, Carol!
- a Google Books result for Carol Dyhouse’s Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire (2017): Carol Dyhouse, Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), n. pag., accessed March 16, 2017, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=cIELDgAAQBAJ&dq.
- some light Googling would have turned up the truth: Anthony Hogg, “Twilight Fan Marries Robert Pattinson Cut-Out?,” Vamped, September 12, 2014, accessed March 17, 2017, http://vamped.org/2014/09/12/twilight-fan-marries-robert-pattinson-cut-out/.
- Adkins kindly granted me an interview: Lauren Adkins, “Interview with Lauren Adkins, the Woman Who Married a Robert Pattinson Cardboard Cut-Out,” interview by Anthony Hogg, Vamped, October 2, 2014, http://vamped.org/2014/10/02/interview-with-lauren-adkins/.
- March 17, 2017: Thanks to ozarkgirl’s helpful comment (March 17, 2017 at 10:36 am) I can now confirm the pagination of the endnote citations: they’re on page 232 of the book. They correspond with a “brief paragraph” on page 176. Thanks again, ozarkgirl!