Saturday, May 30, 2015
May 30-31, 2015: May 2015 Recap
[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
May 4: NeMLA 2015 Recaps: Italian American Inspirations: A series following up this year’s NeMLA conference kicks off with the great seminar with which my conference began.
May 5: NeMLA 2015 Recaps: Roundtable on Writing Prolifically: The series continues with a few takeaways from my session on strategies for prolific writing.
May 6: NeMLA 2015 Recaps: Three Amazing Performances: The wonderful keynote and creative readings with which the conference opened, as the series rolls on.
May 7: NeMLA 2015 Recaps: Three More Great Panels: Quick highlights from three of the other compelling panels I attended at NeMLA 2015.
May 8: NeMLA 2015 Recaps: New Colleagues: The series concludes by introducing the newest members of the NeMLA Board, with whom I’m excited to work on…
May 9-10: NeMLA 2016 Plans: … next year’s conference in Hartford, for which I’ll be President and for which I could use your input in all the ways I highlight in this weekend special post!
May 11: Semester Conclusions: I Can’t Breathe: A series recapping the Spring 2015 semester starts with my most radical classroom moment to date, and why it wasn’t.
May 12: Semester Conclusions: A Tough Crowd: The series continues with my most resistant Adult Learning class, and why that was a good thing.
May 13: Semester Conclusions: Fanny Fern Rocks: The senior seminar experience that validated one of my strongest scholarly beliefs, as the series rolls on.
May 14: Semester Conclusions: Football Debates: Two complementary spaces where Fitchburg State discussed and debated football in America this semester.
May 15: Semester Conclusions: The Mara Award and Inspiring Teachers: The series concludes with tributes to some of the best teachers I’ve known, in honor of my receiving an FSU teaching award.
May 16-17: Summer and Fall Plans: A special weekend post looking forward to some of my summer and fall courses—add your own plans in comments, please!
May 18: BlockbusterStudying II: Back to the Future: My annual series AmericanStudying summer blockbusters kicks off with visions of the past in the Michael J. Fox hit.
May 19: BlockbusterStudying II: Ghostbusters: The series continues with science, the supernatural, and weird tales in the ground-breaking horror comedy.
May 20: BlockbusterStudying II: Jurassic Park: Two ways the groundbreaking film oversimplified the novel and why they matter, as the series rolls on.
May 21: BlockbusterStudying II: Broken Arrow and Face/Off: Hong Kong legend John Woo’s failed transition to Hollywood, and how we should remember it instead.
May 22: BlockbusterStudying II: E.T. and Aliens: The series concludes with the many differences between, and one important similarity of, the two extraterrestrial blockbusters.
May 23-24: Crowd-sourced BlockbusterStudying: My latest crowd-sourced post, featuring the responses and nominees of fellow BlockbusterStudiers.
May 25: Remembering Memorial Day: A Memorial Day series kicks off with my annual post on how we should better remember the holiday’s origins.
May 26: Decoration Day Histories: Frederick Douglass: The series continues with Douglass’s amazing and vital 1871 Decoration Day speech.
May 27: Decoration Day Histories: Roger Pryor: The historic shifts exemplified by a Northern invitation to a very Southern speaker, as the Memorial Day series rolls on.
May 28: Decoration Day Histories: African Americans and Decoration Day: The importance of remembering the connection between African Americans and the holiday’s origin points.
May 29: Decoration Day Histories: So What?: The series concludes with three reasons to remember Memorial Day’s Decoration Day origins.
Next series starts Monday,
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