Saturday, June 27, 2020
June 27-28, 2020: June 2020 Recap
[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
June 1: MassMediaStudying: CNN and Cable News: On the network’s 40th anniversary, a mass media series kicks off with the best and worst of what cable news can offer.
June 2: MassMediaStudying: William Leggett and Early Republic Journalism: The series continues with four NYC periodicals that illustrate an evolving Early Republic medium.
June 3: MassMediaStudying: Frederic Remington and Wartime Journalism: What happens when the pen and the sword work together, as the series writes on.
June 4: MassMediaStudying: The March of Time and Newsreels: An iconic newsreel series that helps us remember an under-appreciated early 20C genre.
June 5: MassMediaStudying: The Internet: The series concludes with the variations, limitations, and possibilities of journalism online.
June 6-7: MassMediaStudying: Joseph Adelman’s Revolutionary Networks: A special post highlighting a great recent scholarly book and the online event that featured it.
June 8: Portsmouth Posts: The Sheafe Warehouse: A series inspired by the Portsmouth (NH) waterfront kicks off with three generations of Sampson Sheafes in New England history.
June 9: Portsmouth Posts: The Navy Yard: The series continues with two famous products of the historic construction facility and one darker history also present there.
June 10: Portsmouth Posts: Thomas P. Moses: Two stages to and the broader meanings of a 19C Renaissance life, as the series rolls on.
June 11: Portsmouth Posts: Remembering the Marine Railway: The importance of remembering material culture histories, and why we need to go beyond them.
June 12: Portsmouth Posts: The Black Heritage Trail: The series concludes with three of the many educational stops along a historic path.
June 13-14: New England Historic Daytrips: A special weekend list of prior posts on many other New England historic and cultural sites.
June 15: American Horror Stories: The Scream Series and Meta-Storytelling: For Psycho’s 60th, a horror series kicks off with the benefits and drawbacks of meta-fiction.
June 16: American Horror Stories: Psycho, The Birds, and Defamiliarization: The series continues with horror, defamiliarization, and prejudice.
June 17: American Horror Stories: The Saw Series and Morality: Different visions of morality in/and horror films, as the series screams on.
June 18: American Horror Stories: Found Footage Films and Realism: The longstanding appeal, and the limits, of faux-realism.
June 19: American Horror Stories: Hostel, Taken, and Xenophobia: The series concludes with the horrifying xenophobia at the heart of two of the 21st century’s biggest hits.
June 20-21: Crowd-sourced American Horror Stories: One of my favorite crowd-sourced posts yet, featuring so many responses and nominations from fellow HorrorStudiers—add yours in comments!
June 22: BoschStudying: Harry: A series on characters from the Amazon original cop show kicks off with how the protagonist’s dark histories complicate his anti-hero status.
June 23: BoschStudying: Jerry Edgar: The series continues with the benefits of giving a supporting character more of an identity and stories of his own.
June 24: BoschStudying: Grace Billetts: A character comparison that can help us extend beyond the “grumpy commanding officer” type, as the series detects on.
June 25: BoschStudying: Irvin Irving: The most typecast of the show’s leads, and how fatherhood has helped him beyond that type.
June 26: BoschStudying: Maddie: The series concludes with my favorite character on the show, and one of the best kid-of-the-protagonist characters of all time.
Next series starts Monday,
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