Categoriearchief: FDR personal

Couples on holiday

We are currently on holiday (well, a long weekend) in Groningen. We’re camping – an important first time for the kids – with Gert & José Datema, whose farm, campsite and B&B I first visited in 1993 and which I … Lees verder

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Eleanor? Roosevelt? Eleanor Roosevelt? ER?

I am currently working on a chapter treating Eleanor Roosevelt as an element in FDR’s autofabrication and in his public image as it has developed since. One problem that keeps cropping up is what to call her. I often tell … Lees verder

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Show

This Thursday I went to the Roosevelt Study Center in MiddelburgI spent a lot of time picking postgrad Dario Fazzi’s mind about Eleanor Roosevelt, and particularly, how she helped shape FDR’s image, during his presidency and after. One thing he … Lees verder

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s function (for FDR)

For the purposes of my PhD research, I tend to think of Eleanor Roosevelt as one of Franklin Roosevelt’s central attributes. Not a very feminist perspective. Eleanor Roosevelt was a great woman and politician in her own right. Especially after … Lees verder

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Cultural Politics of Memory Conference Cardiff 14-16 May

It is over a week ago now that I returned from the Cultural Politics of Memory conference at the University of Cardiff. I really enjoyed the conference – many new and interesting people, great conversations, and I always love being … 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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“Does my cock still work?” – the Masculinity of a Disabled President

Upon hearing his diagnosis with polio, Franklin Roosevelt in FDR American Badass! is uninterested in the fact that his legs are paralyzed. He has only one urgent question [0:20 in the trailer]. The answer is yes – “Nurse has run … Lees verder

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Prosthetic memory

The abundance of writing, film, sculpture and other kinds of portrayals of FDR’s disability in popular culture and elsewhere and the overwhelming media sensation a tiny clip of footage of Roosevelt in a wheelchair causes, suggests to me that we … Lees verder

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My Week of Abstracts, Proposals and Feedback

This week was unsuccessful in really furthering the thesis chapter I am working on. At the very least, I had hoped to write out and develop the thoughts that my supervisor suggested when we discussed it last week, but even … Lees verder

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FDR Library Re-Dedication

Last Sunday, June 30th, saw the Re-dedication of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 72 years after Roosevelt’s own dedication of the library to the American public. The site of the FDR Library at Hyde Park, New York … Lees verder

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