Categoriearchief: Miscellaneous

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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#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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Fall in New Haven

I am starting to receive admonishing messages saying that I didn’t even have to take off from blogging for this long when I had Ilias, so why don’t I keep it up now? So really quickly: I’m well and – … Lees verder

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Foucault after 1984 and Jonathan Culler on Bad Writing

Yesterday I attended day 1 of a two-day conference at Yale titled Foucault After 1984. Michel Foucault is a very influential philosopher of the second half of the 20th century. To cut a long story way too short some of … Lees verder

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Flow

This last week was really good, both in terms of work and play. I’m really in a flow here now. On Monday I had an inspiring conversation with Jay Winter, which gave me lots of things to think about and … Lees verder

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American Studies: The Easy Answer

This is the second installment in the “what is my field?”-series, and “American Studies” is definitely my favorite answer in most situations. Everyone, especially here, has a sense of what I do when I say I’m in American Studies, and … Lees verder

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A Very Normal Week

After deciding that last week had been somewhat busy, and seeing that October is going to be super busy, we tried – unusually successfully – to make this a quiet, uneventful, normal week. So this is going to be boring. … Lees verder

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New York!

We’ve been way too busy to discuss all of last week, so I’ll limit myself to the 24 hours from Saturday night until Sunday evening. On Saturday night we had dinner with Jay Winter, my faculty sponsor (i.e. the person … Lees verder

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Why I am not a historian

Most people believe history is my discipline. I think this may be a result of my elevator pitch, which usually includes “Franklin Roosevelt”, who is obviously a historical figure. The one time I was on tv I had a really … Lees verder

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Family matters

So we now have a basic rhythm. This is very important  with young children, in a new situation even more so. Being a toddler and getting used to life here, starting to go to childcare/preschool, hearing and learning to speak … Lees verder

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