Saturday, December 29, 2018
December 29-30, 2018: December 2018 Recap
[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
December 3: Pearl Harbor Histories: The Attack: A Pearl Harbor anniversary series starts with three under-remembered sides to the attacks themselves.
December 4: Pearl Harbor Histories: The Conspiracy Theory: The series continues with the conspiracy theory that doesn’t quite hold up but is illuminating nonetheless.
December 5: Pearl Harbor Histories: The Tokyo Trials: The complex question of whether a military attack is also a war crime, as the series rolls on.
December 6: Pearl Harbor Histories: The Varsity Victory Volunteers: The post-Pearl Harbor community who embody the best of Hawai’i and America.
December 7-9: Pearl Harbor Histories: Remembering Infamous Days: The series concludes with the challenging and crucial question of how we remember infamous days.
December 10: Fall Semester Recaps: American Lit II: A Fall semester reflection series kicks off with expected and unexpected inspirations from my American Lit survey.
December 11: Fall Semester Recaps: Writing I: The series continues with how deeply familiar texts can sometimes evolve before our eyes.
December 12: Fall Semester Recaps: American Lit Online: The pedagogical challenges and inspirations of teaching online, as the series rolls on.
December 13: Fall Semester Recaps: Major American Authors: Three complex and inspiring characters from my Major American Authors course.
December 14: Fall Semester Recaps: Adult Learning Communities: The series concludes with takeaways from my connections to three adult learning programs.
December 15-16: Spring 2019 Preview: A special weekend post on four things I’m looking forward to in the Spring semester.
December 17: Revolutionary Writings: Jefferson’s Paragraph: A Revolutionary series kicks off with historical contexts for a cut Declaration paragraph, and its frustrations nonetheless.
December 18: Revolutionary Writings: The Adams Letters: The series continues with myths and realities of the Revolution in the John and Abigail Adams letters.
December 19: Revolutionary Writings: The Crisis: On the anniversary of its initial publication, what contexts help us understand about Tom Paine’s crucial pamphlet.
December 20: Revolutionary Writings: Wheatley to the Earl of Dartmouth: The poetic letter that anticipates the Revolution and links it to slavery, as the series rolls on.
December 21: Revolutionary Writings: Judith Sargent Murray: The series concludes with the home, career, and Revolutionary ideas of Judith Sargent Murray.
December 22-23: A Wish for the Elves: A special holiday post on personal and public wishes for the AmericanStudies Elves.
December 24: The Year in Review: #MeToo: A 2018 review series kicks off with historical contexts and applications for the activist movement.
December 25: The Year in Review: Black Panther: The series continues with a feel-good takeaway from one of the year’s biggest films.
December 26: The Year in Review: Parkland: What’s not new and what is about one of our most tragically common contemporary stories, as the series rolls on.
December 27: The Year in Review: Kavanaugh: What’s always been true about the Supreme Court, and what’s frustratingly new.
December 28: The Year in Review: Electing America: The series (and year) concludes with three newly elected Americans who embody the best of our community and identity.
New Year’s series starts Monday,
PS. Topics you’d like to see covered in this space? Guest Posts you’d like to contribute? Lemme know!