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Saturday, January 27, 2018

January 27-28, 2018: January 2018 Recap



[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
January 1-5: New Books for the New Year: 2018 kicks off with a handful of recent and new releases which I’m excited to read in the new year.
January 6-7: Crowd-sourced Books for the New Year: A crowd-sourced follow-up, with suggestions from fellow AmericanStudiers—add yours in comments, please!
January 8: Gay Rights Histories: The Society for Human Rights (1924): A series in honor of Harvey Milk’s 30th anniversary kicks off with the nation’s oldest gay rights organization.
January 9: Gay Rights Histories: Harvey Milk: For the 30th anniversary of his inauguration, on Milk’s tragic assassination and remembering his legacy beyond it.
January 10: Gay Rights Histories: 1950s Discriminations: The series continues with two horrific 1950s decisions and whether we can find light in such dark moments.
January 11: Gay Rights Histories: Stonewall: The significance of violence for civil rights movements and remembering beyond it, as the series rolls on.
January 12: Gay Rights Histories: 1970s Advances: The series concludes with three 1973 moments that helped advance the movement in distinct but interconnected ways.
January 13-14: Gay Rights Histories: Fitchburg State’s Exhibition: A special post on two of the many reasons to love FSU’s striking visual exhibition on the movement.
January 15: MLK Day Figures: The Real King: A MLK Day series kicks off with my annual post on remembering King beyond “I Have a Dream.”
January 16: MLK Day Figures: Elizabeth Freeman and Quock Walker: The series continues with two inspiring and groundbreaking Revolutionary era African American leaders.
January 17: MLK Day Figures: David Walker: An aggressive, impassioned, and vital Early Republic African American voice, as the series rolls on.
January 18: MLK Day Figures: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: An African American author and reformer whose works and efforts spanned much of the 19th century.
January 19-21: MLK Day Figures: James Weldon Johnson: The series concludes with the professor, preacher, poet, and performer who embodies the concept of a Renaissance person.
January 22: Spring Semester Previews: 19C African American Lit: A Spring preview series on teaching particular texts kicks off with Henry Highland Garnet’s “Address to the Slaves” (1843).
January 23: Spring Semester Previews: English Studies Capstone: The series continues with two distinct but complementary reasons to teach more drama in literature courses.
January 24: Spring Semester Previews: American Literature I: A moment that delightfully solidified the joys of teaching Fanny Fern, as the series rolls on.
January 25: Spring Semester Previews: American Lit Online: For my second online course, the question of substituting shorter works for novels in an online literary survey.
January 26: Spring Semester Previews: Talking Exclusion & Inclusion: The series concludes with my next book talk, my broader goals for the project, and how you can help!
Super Bowl series starts Monday,
Ben
PS. Topics you’d like to see covered in this space? Guest Posts you’d like to contribute? Lemme know!

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