Category Archives: American Studies

What I Did During the Summer Holidays…

As the autumn term meanders along, and the postgrads and staff brace themselves for the onslaught of undergrads once more, I suppose that it’s time I updated my poor blog which has been ignored for most of the summer. I … Continue reading

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Spaces of (Dis)Location Conference

I’m very pleased to say that I’ll be giving a paper at the Spaces of (Dis)Location Conference in Glasgow later this month. My paper is titled: “Place of Names: Depictions of Minneapolis in Louise  Erdich’s The Antelope Wife”  and the programme … Continue reading

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Final Conference Post

Final Conference Post A collection of twitter and blog posts from and about the conference can be found here: http://storify.com/aasire/iaas-cork-2012

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Bring on your Matzah and Wrecking Balls

Last night was the first night of the Jewish Passover which is celebrated for 7 to 8 days. It commemorates the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. The holiday is also the inspiration for the Christian holiday of Holy Thursday. Whilst researching … Continue reading

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IAAS Conference Update

With less than a month to go before the conference, here are some links that those attending may find useful: The Provisional Programme is now available and any future changes to the programme will be also announced on the IAAS 2012 blog: … Continue reading

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Sovereignty vs. Justice

I came across an interesting discussion in the New York Times regarding tribal sovereignty and racial justice recently. The article is based around the on-going issue arising from the Cherokee Nation’s attempt to remove the  Freedmen (descendants of black slaves) from … Continue reading

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IAAS Conference Poster

IAAS 2012 Poster: Please feel free to circulate to interested parties. IAAS Cork 2012 Poster

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