Categoriearchief: News and events

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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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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#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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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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New Plan for a New Deal

I am finding increasingly that the categories I have outlined at the inception of this blog (see right-hand side) no longer really match the kinds of posts I write. This is a natural development, but is also due to some … Lees verder

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