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Saturday, February 23, 2013

February 23-24, 2013: Crowd-sourced AmericanStudiers to Watch

[One of my ongoing resolutions is to attend more conferences—for lots of reasons, but especially to connect with my fellow scholars. This week, I’ve highlighted some impressive AmericanStudiers I’ve recently had the chance to meet and see in action, both at November’s American Studies Association conference and at January’s Modern Language Association one. These crowd-sourced suggestions are drawn from other, equally impressive AmericanStudiers—and I am sure there are plenty more folks to highlight, so add your thoughts, please!]
Monica Jackson follows up my thoughts on Nicholas Syrett’s talk on child brides by noting that his subject, “reminded me of a book I've been meaning to read. The book is called I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced. It is a biography of a young girl in Yemen. I'm sure you've heard of it. After working with kids, it's hard to read or hear about the things that some kids go through, but it is important to become aware of these things so that change can happen (as it did for Nujood).”
My fellow New England AmericanStudier Aaron Lecklider has just published his first book, which looks like a wonderful AmericanStudies project and one I can’t wait to read.
Also, I’d like to highlight the work of blog reader and fellow blogger and AmericanStudier Thomas Basboll, someone from whom I think we’ll be hearing a lot more in the years to come.
Finally, I’d like to remind you that all the posts categorized under the heading “Scholarly Reviews” feature other AmericanStudiers to watch, read, and think about!
Next series starts Monday,
Ben
PS. AmericanStudies scholars, projects, websites, or work you’d highlight? Share ‘em please!

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