Saturday, June 1, 2013
June 1-2, 2013: May 2013 Recap
[A recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
May 1: Communism in America: Dos Passos and Wright: The Communism series resumes with the 1930s and 40s arcs of two writers.
May 2: Communism in America: Spies Like Us: On what we don’t know about two high-profile controversies, and what we do, next in the week’s series.
May 3: Communism in America: Doctorow and Coover: The series concludes with two postmodern historical novels on the Rosenbergs.
May 4-5: Crowd-sourced Communism: Responses and thoughts from fellow AmericanStudier’s to the week’s series, as well as links for further reading.
May 6-10: What is American Studies?: A follow up to this year’s NEASA Colloquium, and a chance for you to share your thoughts on teaching, writing, and thinking American Studies.
May 11-12: The Mother of All Stories: A Mother’s Day special post!
May 13: End of Semester Thoughts, Part One: A spring wrap-up series starts with mixture and identity across American literary history.
May 14: End of Semester Thoughts, Part Two: The series continues with three creative and inspiring examples of student work.
May 15: End of Semester Thoughts, Part Three: Influential mothers across American ethnic literature, as the series rolls on.
May 16: End of Semester Thoughts, Part Four: Idealism, realism, and the students in my English Studies Capstone course.
May 17: End of Semester Thoughts, Part Five: The series concludes with reflections on my inspiring work with adult learners.
May 18-19: Next Semester Thoughts: And the series is rounded off with a look ahead to five fall semester classes I’m excited about!
May 20: American Studies Beach Reads Redux, Part One: Doug McAdam’s Freedom Summer!
May 21: American Studies Beach Reads Redux, Part Two: John Sayles’ A Moment in the Sun!
May 22: American Studies Beach Reads Redux, Part Three: Anna Deavere Smith’s one-woman shows!
May 23: American Studies Beach Reads Redux, Part Four: Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall!
May 24: American Studies Beach Reads Redux, Part Five: Five more nominees for summer reads!
May 25-26: Crowd-sourced Beach Reads Redux: Summer reading ideas from fellow AmericanStudiers—add yours, please!
May 27: Memory and Memorials: A special Memorial Day post kicks off the week’s series.
May 28: Remembering William Dawes: The series continues with some reflections on Paul Revere’s much less famous fellow rider.
May 29: Remembering Benedict Arnold: How we might remember our most famous traitor, as the series rolls on.
May 30: Remembering the Battle of New Orleans: Three striking sides to one of our most insignificant military victories.
May 31: Remembering Lee and Longstreet: The series concludes with the opposed arcs and meanings of two Confederate generals.
Next series starts Monday,
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