Conference Review: ‘Black Women’s Activism in the Americas’, SHAW Annual Conference 2022
The British Library, 1st July 2022 The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW), co-organised with the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, hosted […]
Book Review: The Lone Leopard
The Lone Leopard, the new novel by Dr. Sharifullah Dorani, speaks to Afghanistan’s diversity, historical turbulence and future uncertainty through the coming-of-age story of four friends; Ahmad, Bakhtash, Wazir and the defiant young woman Frishta – as their intersecting, often conflicting paths are shaped by years of civil war, Taliban rule and American occupation.
Book Review: Reframing Todd Haynes: Feminism’s Indelible Mark
Edward Jackson reviews Reframing Todd Haynes: Feminism’s Indelible Mark, which examines Haynes’s long-standing feminist commitments and his exceptional career as a director of women’s films.
Conference Review: ‘Pandemics, Public Health, and Statecraft in Twentieth-Century U.S. History’
Day One, University College London, 4-5 July 2022 Organised by University College London’s Stephen Colbrook, Pandemics, Public Health, and Statecraft provided a platform for the exploration of the far-reaching intersections […]
BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency’
‘Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency’, British Association for American Studies Conference 2022, University of Hull, 21-23 April 2022 Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency was a panel held online for the […]
Book Review: John Dos Passos’s Transatlantic Chronicling: Critical Essays on the Interwar Years.
The University of Tennessee Press, $65 John Dos Passos’s Transatlantic Chronicling: Critical Essays on the Interwar Years (ed. Aaron Shaheen and Rosa Maria Bautista-Cordero) spotlights John Dos Passos’s (1896-1970) interwar […]
Panel Review BAAS 2022: ‘Rethinking Identity and Place in the South: Cultural Production and Community Formations’
One of the advantages of returning to an in-person conference format is the opportunity to benefit from all the modes of knowledge exchange on offer over the three-day period—from panels, […]
BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Considering Presidential Legacies: Reagan and Trump’
The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) Conference 2022 at the University of Hull was a hybrid format, with some panels happening in-person at the beautiful Hull campus, and other […]
Book Review: FDR in American Memory: Roosevelt and the Making of an Icon by Sara Polak
Sara Polak. FDR in American Memory: Roosevelt and the Making of an Icon (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2021), £54. In FDR In American Memory: Roosevelt and the Making of […]