Interview: The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others | The UCSB Current
Andrea Estrada / Esther Lezra

Interview: The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others | The UCSB Current

H/T – The Repeating Islands – Andrea Estrada interviews Esther Lezra on her new book The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others (Routledge, 2014): “It was important to show that the representational patterns that we use today are inheritors of an early representational rhetoric that was intrinsically tied up with material violence and injustice endured by … Continue reading

Penn Gazette Feature On Salamishah Tillet: Scholar, Teacher, Activist
Salamisha Tillet

Penn Gazette Feature On Salamishah Tillet: Scholar, Teacher, Activist

  “As an undergraduate at Penn in the 1990s, Salamishah Tillet C’96 experienced some of the best and very worst that a young person’s college years can offer. It was here that she made lasting friendships and found the inspiring classes and mentors that sparked her ambition to become a scholar and teacher herself. And … Continue reading

Stuart Hall (1932 – 2014)
Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall (1932 – 2014)

via The Guardian: The foundations of cultural studies lay in an insistence on taking popular, low-status cultural forms seriously and tracing the interweaving threads of culture, power and politics. Its interdisciplinary perspectives drew on literary theory, linguistics and cultural anthropology in order to analyse subjects as diverse as youth sub-cultures, popular media and gendered and … Continue reading

Edmund S. Morgan Dies at 97
Edmund S. Morgan / Kathleen Brown

Edmund S. Morgan Dies at 97

Edmund S. Morgan, author of American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia died yesterday at the age of 97. From NYTimes: Professor Morgan’s book “The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop” (1958) was for decades one of the most widely assigned texts in survey courses on American history. His “Visible Saints: The … Continue reading

The President of Emory Praises 3/5ths Compromise (Context & Responses)
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The President of Emory Praises 3/5ths Compromise (Context & Responses)

In the Winter 2013 issue of Emory Magazine, Emory University President James Wagner suggested the ’3/5ths compromise’ was “a way to temper ideology and continue working toward the highest aspiration,” move beyond “polarization,” and “facilitated the achievement of what both sides of the debate really aspired to—a new nation.” Excerpt from original column: “…One instance … Continue reading