Anna Froula has published an invited chapter in The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military titled “9/11, Gender, and Wars without End.” This chapter explores changes in military policy regarding gender (the lifting of the ban on women in combat) and sexuality (ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) since 9/11 and analyzes the ways in which notions of traditional modes of gender were deployed in service of martialing support for the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Alex Albright’s essay “On Bluegrass, Beer and Some Barbecue, and a Few Weeks in Prague” appears in the current issue of storySouth.
Texas Czech Legacy Project: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/txczechproject/home
The goal of this Project is to create a central place documenting the language, culture, and history of ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas. The Project’s main initiative is the building of an open-access digital Texas Czech Dialect Archive (TCDA) of audio-recordings gathered from ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas since the 1970s through the 2000s.
The Project’s mission is to create a community resource for Texas Czechs as well as a scholarly resource for anyone fascinated by this population’s language, culture, and history. As a legacy archive, the TCDA will be a central repository for irreplaceable oral histories, spoken in the Texas Czech dialect, reflecting the change in the historically Czech Moravian communities of Texas from the early 1850s to the present.
Check of Dr. Amanda Klein’s freelance work:
“Spinoff City: Why Hollywood Is Built on Unoriginal Ideas.” The Atlantic 20 March 2016.
“Thirty Seasons of The Real World.” The New Yorker. 28 Nov 2015.
“Consider the Catfish.” The New Yorker. 3 Sept 2015.
“‘The Breakfast Club’, 30 Years Later: A Conversation Across Generations.” Roger Ebert.com. 26 March 2015.
With Christian Exoo, “Plagiarism, Patchwriting and the Race and Gender Hierarchy of Online Idea Theft.” Truth Out 13 March 2015.
Dr. Erin A. Frost was a Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop last week. Her workshop, “Feminist Credibility: Negotiating Subjectivity in Public Spaces,” examined the ways women’s experiences are often treated as less credible than other perspectives in supposedly “objective” and “neutral” spaces, from research to politics. Dr. Frost also created a website that contains a variety of resources on feminist credibility, along with a collaborative Google doc that participants were asked to contribute to.
A link to this website resource can be found here: http://feministcredibility.weebly.com
A link to a recorded version of FSDW’s keynote workshop with Dr. Erin Frost can be found here:
The Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (FSDW) is a biennial, online, interdisciplinary workshop for individuals working on feminist-oriented research projects. The workshop is sponsored by HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) and James Madison University’s School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication.
Congratulations to Alex Albright, whose article “Mose McQuitty’s Band and Minstrel Days, 1899-1937” has been selected for the Stuart Thayer Prize from the Circus Historical Society for the best article published on circus history in 2016. Alex will receive the prize and present a portion of the article at the annual meeting of the Circus Historical Society in July in Washington, DC. Alex’s article was published in Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society, 60.3 : 6-47. Go English!
Andrea Kitta’s book, Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception, was published by Routledge in 2012. The book explores vernacular beliefs and practices that surround decisions not to vaccinate. Through the use of ethnographic, media, and narrative analyses, this book reviews the vernacular explanatory models used in inoculation decision-making. For more information about the book visit https://www.routledge.com/Vaccinations-and-Public-Concern-in-History-Legend-Rumor-and-Risk-Perception/Kitta/p/book/9780415887038
Michael J. Albers. Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. New York: Wiley. 2017.
Alber’s book guides readers through the quantitative data analysis process including contextualizing data within a research situation, connecting data to the appropriate statistical tests, and drawing valid conclusions
Congratulations to Margaret Bauer, whose personal essay “Design of Darkness” was just published in the Spring 2017 issue of storySouth.
You can read it online here: http://www.storysouth.com/2017/03/design-of-darkness.html.
storySouth showcases the best fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that writers from the new south have to offer. Special emphasis is given to finding and promoting the works of promising new writers.