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Eccles Centre Summer Scholars: The Lies of Summer
July 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Entry, Conference Centre Chaucer Room, 12.30-2.00pm on stated dates
The Eccles Centre Summer Scholars series runs through July and August. The series highlights the work of the Eccles Visiting Fellows and Postgraduate Researchers have done during their residency in the British Library, bringing the latest research related to the North Americas collections to a public audience.
Chris Birkett looks at the 1998 Lewinsky scandal that plunged America into cultural turmoil, and explores how the Home Run Race of the same year deployed baseball mythology to reaffirm beliefs in idealised American values of morality, masculinity and confession during a time of political and moral crisis.