Event Review: ‘Voters of the Future’, Northumbria University, November 21, 2022
The American Politics Group’s ‘Unfolding our Shared Future’ event series commenced with a welcoming and analytically rich event at Northumbria University on November 11th discussing ‘Voters of the Future’. The […]
Book Review: Latin American Documentary Narratives: The Intersections of Storytelling and Journalism in Contemporary Literature
Latin American Documentary Narratives reflects the robust journalism of the 1960s journalists whose stories present different creative approaches the journalists had to take within censored environments, using literary strategies to reproduce real testimonies. The movements of the Peronist era during the 20th and 21st centuries, like the Tacuara Nationalist Movement and the National Justicialist Movement, have put a halt on journalism and the publication of free press stories in the newspapers, forcing writers to employ metaphors and allegories to indicate the facts. Chávez Diaz’s work provides a glimpse into political instability in the form of narratives, through which she provides insightful research that enriches the readers’ knowledge about recent historical events.
Book Review: Writing the Mind: Social Cognition in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
An interdisciplinary book on literary cognitive theory and how it can enhance our understanding with nineteenth-century American literature. Explored through the authors’ portrayal of the unique passages and methodology of the novels and stories to situate their own experiment in the mind of the characters within the greater American literary tradition of socio-cognitive experimentation.
Conference Review: APG/BAAS 2022 Annual Colloquium
American Politics Group 2022 Annual Colloquium, Eccles Centre at the British Library, 11 November 2022 The APG Colloquium was held in person for the first time since 2019, and what […]
Book review: Contesting Commemoration: The 1876 Centennial, Independence Day, and the Reconstruction-Era South.
Louisiana State University Press, 2021. $45.00 How does a nation celebrate itself when it is in many ways still at war with itself? Jack Noe tackles this question […]
Book Review: Law in American Meeting Houses: Church Discipline and Civil Authority in Kentucky, 1780-1845
Edward Manger reviews Jeffrey Thomas Perry’s Law in American Meeting Houses, exploring the individual stories of communities of believers attempting to negotiate life in a new republic from the Revolutionary Era through the mid-nineteenth century.
Book review: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment
With The Presidency of Donald J. Trump (2022) a prominent group of historians take on the challenge of providing a first historical assessment of an administration which editor Julian Zelizer describes as ‘unlike anything else American democracy had experienced in recent decades, if ever’ Oscar Winberg, PhD, reviews new book where leading historians provide perspective Donald Trump’s four turbulent years in the White House.
Panel Review: HOTCUS 2022 ‘Race, Rhetoric and Visibility’
‘Panel 2B: Race, Rhetoric, and Visibility’, HOTCUS 2022 Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 22-24 June 2022 On the second day of the Historians of Twentieth-Century United States (HOTCUS) Annual Conference, […]
Unhappy Lecturers Don’t Make Good Teachers: Well-Being in Higher Education
The Teaching American Studies Network met in September to discuss strategies for ensuring the well-being of students and staff alike in Higher Education institutions. Aija Oksman reviews that meeting here.