[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
October 31-November 1: Robin Field’s Guest Post on Toni Morrison & The Rape Novel: I was fortunate enough to share two great Guest Posts this month—here’s the first!
November 2: Pivotal Elections: 1800: An election week series kicks off with the election when everything could have changed—and, thankfully, didn’t.
November 3: Pivotal Elections: 1860: The series continues with a contemporary comparison that’s become even more ominous and what we can do about it (for more, see the weekend post).
November 4: Pivotal Elections: 1876: What really happened in 1876 and why it’s a vital lesson for 2020, as the series rolls on.
November 5: Pivotal Elections: 1932: A frustrating undercurrent to a landslide election, and why the positive remain nonetheless.
November 6: Pivotal Elections: 1968: The series concludes with a striking and influential choice, and why it’s far from the whole story.
November 7-8: Pivotal Elections: 2020 and the New Lost Cause: A special post reflecting on the (then still unfolding) 2020 results, and on the danger (still unfolding) of a new white supremacist lost cause.
November 9-13: AmericanStudies’ 10th Anniversary and Online Public Scholarship: For the blog’s 10th anniversary, a special post reflecting on where we started, where we’ve gone, and where we go from here.
November 14-15: Anniversary Acknowledgments: Accompanying the anniversary post, a handful of thanks to folks who have meant so much to the blog’s first decade.
November 16: Serial Killer Studying: Bundy and Dahmer: A serial killer series kicks off with how two pop culture genres portray monstrous murderers.
November 17: Serial Killer Studying: H.H. Holmes: On the anniversary of his arrest, the series continues with two layers to the infamous murderer beyond the 1893 World’s Fair.
November 18: Serial Killer Studying: Executioner Songs: Two striking similarities and one important difference in a pair of pop culture texts, as the series slays on.
November 19: Serial Killer Studying: Lizzie Borden: What we’ll never know about the famous crime, and what it can help us understand nonetheless.
November 20: Serial Killer Studying: Dexter: The series concludes with antiheroes, vigilante justice, and serial killers.
November 21-22: Laura Franey’s Guest Post on The Keepers: My second great Guest Post this month, Laura Franey on the absent serial killer in the Netflix true crime documentary!
November 23: Book Thanksgivings: Jon Sisk and Rowman & Littlefield: A Thanksgiving series on my forthcoming book starts with my wonderful R&L editor.
November 24: Book Thanksgivings: Joan McClymer and the Women’s Circle Breakfast: The series continues with one of the many places I’ve gotten to share these histories, and the woman who made it happen.
November 25: Book Thanksgivings: Keri Leigh Merritt and Twitter: The wonderful scholar who blurbed my book and the social media community where I connected to her, as the series thanks on.
November 26: Book Thanksgivings: Podcasts: Three distinct and complementary podcasts where I’ve had the chance to talk Of Thee I Sing.
November 27: Book Thanksgivings: Y’all: The series concludes with my most heartfelt thanks, to you all!
Next series starts Monday,
PS. Topics you’d like to see covered in this space? Guest Posts you’d like to contribute? Lemme know!