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Blog about my research: The World We Live In Today Is FDR's World

Self-fashioning and Autofabrication

In 1980 literary critic and new historicist Stephen Greenblatt introduced the term “self-fashioning” in his book Renaissance Self-fashioning – From More to Shakespeare, to analyze how identities (selves) came to be more or less consciously produced (fashioned) in the sixteenth … Lees verder

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FDR on the Ground in the US American Landscape

I guess that every politician, and very many others, think about and plan for how they will be remembered. Augustus did so by issuing coins with his portrait, Louis XIV had many statues and paintings of himself disseminated in seventeenth … Lees verder

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#Tweetprop

For months now, I have been looking for ways to use this blog, now that it is no longer a place to write-think about parts of my dissertation. Then suddenly Rolf Hut (@rolfhut) suggested to me – by way of … Lees verder

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Save the date: December 8th, 2015

My PhD dissertation, “This is Roosevelt’s World” – Franklin D. Roosevelt as a Cultural Icon in American Memory, has been formally approved by the committee. The public defence is scheduled for December 8th, 2015, at 4:15 pm (sharp). All followers … Lees verder

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From Dissertation to Book – a Review

Only a few blog posts since I left New Haven, and I am back. I have always loved New Haven, but now that I have submitted my dissertation, it’s even better. One major thing that finishing the dissertation has given … Lees verder

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Alternatives for a Blog Post

To everybody who comes here regularly to see if I have written a new post recently: I am sorry! I am finishing my dissertation, and whereas blogging for a long time was a good way for me to start writing … Lees verder

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FDR as a Public Historian

Public history is a phrase that came up in the 1970s, to refer to the work of historians outside of academia – in museums, archives, the government, the media etc. Presenting history to the public, and perhaps even more prominently, … Lees verder

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Hello!

The seemingly endless blog pause of the last three-and-a-half months completely happened to me. I was of course busy – first at Yale, then with moving back from New Haven to Amsterdam, then with getting back into the swing of … Lees verder

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Ferguson and the Humanities

A while ago, when we just got here, I wrote something on my blog about how welcome we were made in New Haven’s Yale-affiliated community, and how there is also another New Haven that exists in the same space, but … Lees verder

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#2014ASA

These photos refer to the two highlights of last week. 1) I was at the American Studies Association’s conference in LA (the picture is te view from my AirBnB appartment) and 2) Simultaneously in Baltimore the Mid-Altantic Popular American Culture … Lees verder

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