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Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 31-November 1, 2015: October 2015 Recap

[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
September 28: AMST Colloquiums: Presenting Our Work: A series following up our most recent NEASA Colloquium kicks off with the three presenters featured at our inaugural 2011 event.
September 29: AMST Colloquiums: Studying Salem: The series continues with one more layer to our 2012 analyses of a crucial New England and American city.
September 30: AMST Colloquiums: Defining the Field: Three big questions raised at our 2013 Colloquium, as the series rolls on.
October 1: AMST Colloquiums: The Digital Turn: Two impressive forms of digital humanities scholarship shared at our 2014 Colloquium, and one more I’d add into that mix.
October 2: AMST Colloquiums: Advice for AmericanStudiers: The series concludes with a few key pieces of advice for grad students from our latest Colloquium.
October 3-4: AMST in 2015: A special weekend post highlighting three examples of the best of AmericanStudies in our 21st century moment.
October 5: Before the Revolution: The French & Indian War: A series inspired by the anniversary of the Stamp Act Congress kicks off with contextualizing a globally significant conflict.
October 6: Before the Revolution: Governor Hutchinson: The series continues with two complex and crucial ways to remember a tragic figure.
October 7: Before the Revolution: The Stamp Act Congress: How the 1765 gathering anticipated the Continental Congress and how it didn’t, as the series rolls on.
October 8: Before the Revolution: Wheatley to the Earl of Dartmouth: The poetic letter that both anticipates the Revolution and helps us remember a vital historical figure.
October 9: Before the Revolution: Crispus Attucks: The series concludes with three telling details about one of the Revolution’s first casualties.
October 10-11: (Pre-)Revolutionary Scholarship: A special post highlighting a handful of scholarly sources through which to continue the pre-Revolutionary conversation.
October 12: Early American Writers: las Casas and de Vaca: A series on early American writing kicks off with two of the first truly American voices.
October 13: Early American Writers: Bradstreet and Taylor: The series continues with two expert practitioners of the Puritan confessional poem.
October 14: Early American Writers: Jonathan Edwards: The problem of associating a writer with only one work and how to get beyond it, as the series rolls on.
October 15: Early American Writers: John Woolman: The autobiographer who traced his own wanderings and can help inspire and guide ours.
October 16: Early American Writers: Annis Boudinot Stockton: The series concludes with three layers to the case for remembering the Revolutionary writer and poet.
October 17-18: Siobhan Senier’s Guest Post on Dawnland Voices: My latest Guest Post, with the great Siobhan Senier on her anthology of New England Native American writing.
October 19: UN Histories: The League of Nations: A series inspired by the UN’s anniversary starts with the failures and successes of the organization’s predessor.
October 20: UN Histories: World War II: The series continues with why it’s important to remember the UN’s wartime origins.
October 21: UN Histories: Muir Woods: A potent 1945 symbolic expression of memory and community, as the series rolls on.
October 22: UN Histories: Secretary Generals: AmericanStudying the careers of three complex, telling Secretary Generals.
October 23: UN Histories: Peacekeeping: The series concludes with what we can learn from the longest-running and newest UN peacekeeping missions.
October 24-25: The US and the UN: A special weekend post on the broad spectrum that is the US-UN relationship, and where we go from here.
October 26: 21st Century Villains: Jigsaw: A Halloween series on villains begins with the Saw series and differing visions of morality in horror films.
October 27: 21st Century Villains: The Newest Hannibal: The series continues with what the most recent version of Hannibal Lecter adds to the iconic villain.
October 28: 21st Century Villains: Richmond Valentine: The supervillain who combines a familiar British plot and a unique American performance, as the series rolls on.
October 29: 21st Century Villains: Wilson Fisk: How Vincent D’Onofrio’s portrayal of the comic book villain takes the genre to complex new places.
October 30: 21st Century Villains: Scarlet Overkill: The series concludes by AmericanStudying the Anglophilia of Minions’ central villain.
Next series starts Monday,
PS. Topics or themes you’d like to see covered in this space? Guest Posts you’d like to write? Lemme know!

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