[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
July 31-August 1: Hettie Williams’ Guest Post on Black Women in America: The month started with my most recent Guest Post and another awesome one—share your ideas for Guest Posts and add your voice to that mix!
August 2: AmericanStudies Websites: Steve Railton’s Trio: On the web’s 30th anniversary, a series on AMST websites kicks off with the three created by my favorite digital AmericanStudier!
August 3: AmericanStudies Websites: The Valley of the Shadow: The series continues with a few things we can still learn from a groundbreaking early site.
August 4: AmericanStudies Websites: Crossroads: The frustrating fragility of the internet and the need for collective memory, as the series links on.
August 5: AmericanStudies Websites: The Octo: The series concludes with the vital role of community and solidarity in navigating the scholarly web.
August 6: Crowd-sourced AmericanStudies Websites: Crowd-sourced AMST websites, including a couple more from me as well—add your nominees in comments, please!
August 7: Birthday Bests: 2010-2011: My annual series of bday highlights kicks off (I won’t say any more about the rest, but here are the links if you want to check them out)!
August 18: Cville Updates: Those Statues: My annual post-bday Virginia series kicks off with a few options for what to do now that those damn statues have finally come down.
August 19: Cville Updates: UVa Memorials to Enslaved Laborers: The series continues with a couple awesome things about a wonderful new Cville memorial.
August 20: Cville Updates: Proal Heartwell: Three great books by my favorite Charlottesville High School teacher, as the series updates on.
August 21-22: Mark Lorenzoni: The series concludes with a tribute post to an awesome Cville leader who made sure my youthful long-distance running was never lonely.
August 23: American Teens: “Summertime Blues” and the 26th Amendment: In honor of my two (!) high schoolers (!!!), a TeenStudying series kicks off with a classic song and a generation-shifting amendment.
August 24: American Teens: Lost Boys: The series continues with contextualizing and challenging 80s pop cultural texts that feature boys who are adrift and endangered.
August 25: American Teens: Good Will Hunting and Ordinary People: How two films use therapy to tell the stories of two troubled, telling teens, as the series rolls on.
August 26: American Teens: “All Summer Long” and Nostalgia: Classic rock, pseud-nostalgia, and the role of pop culture in all of our 21st century lives.
August 27: American Teens: John Hughes Films: The series concludes with AmericanStudies takeaways from three of the director’s classic teen flicks!
Fall semester previews start Monday,
PS. Topics you’d like to see covered in this space? Guest Posts you’d like to contribute? Lemme know!