Categoriearchief: (New) Media

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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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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Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts, An Intimate History

One event I had been looking forward to for a long time was the broadcasting of Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary The Roosevelts, An Intimate History (PBS). It was on national television throughout last week, 2 hours per evening, starting at … Lees verder

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Ariella Azoulay and the Roles in Photography

Next to blogging about my adventures in New Haven and what field I am in, I would like to blog weekly about one of the things that have inspired me in my research this week. It’s already nearly two weeks … Lees verder

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FDR American Badass, the Final Showdown

A while ago I blogged a couple of times about FDR American Badass! (here, here and here for instance) because I was thinking about it a great deal. Following those blogposts, I’ve presented my thoughts about it in various contexts … Lees verder

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Mary Todd Lincoln

In previous blogposts I have discussed the two Franklin Roosevelt films that came out in 2012 (Hyde Park on Hudson and FDR American Badass!), but that year also saw two Abraham Lincoln movies: the Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day … Lees verder

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Close-reading a famous photo

My friend Faidra is a professional photographer (incidentally, the one who has taken this picture), and together we close-read this intriguing photograph. One thing she noted is that the little girl is standing entirely in the space that FDR is … Lees verder

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Same image, more thoughts

Thank you everybody for sharing your thoughts and ideas about this photo! I’ll summarize briefly what some of you have said and asked about it. First of all, many people responded to my use of the word iconic. Is this … Lees verder

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Authenticity and the Tree of Knowledge

Yesterday I saw this new Dove advertisement and was entirely taken in. Against my better judgement – this is after all commercial advertising, intended to sell a product. Still, call me sentimental, but I find this a beautiful and relatable … Lees verder

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