Bryan Jack, an alumnus (MA American Studies 1996), Associate Professor of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and lives in St. Louis, MO. He recently wrote Southern History on Screen: Race and Rights 1976-2016 and is published by the University Press of Kentucky. https://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php…
Dr. Edward Tang has a new book out, From Confinement to Containment: Japanese/American Arts during the Early Cold War. It examines the lives and works of four Japanese and Japanese American figures – a novelist, a film star, a painter, and a children’s author – from the World War II era to the onset of the
The AMS Department congratulates Dr. Stacy Morgan for winning the 2018 Wayland D. Hand Prize for Outstanding Book in Folklore and History for his monograph Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017). In the words of the Award Committee, “This book
Emily Tarvin published “YOU LOOK DISGUSTING: A Case Study of the YouTube Beauty Community,” in the Fall 2018 issue of Studies in Popular Culture. Emily is currently enrolled in the Texts and Technology doctoral program at the University of Central Florida and teaches a Cultural Studies course there.
Dr. Mairin Odle, our specialist in Native American Studies, talks about how she teaches writing by writing alongside her students and sharing her work with them. Guest Post: Writing Alongside Your Students
Congratulations to AMS and New College Professor Ellen Spears and AMS graduate Margaret Sasser (MA ’14), on the launching of the online resource for studying the Scottsboro Trials.
Professor Stacy Morgan will discuss his latest book on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 5:00pm in ten Hoor room 30. Please join the faculty, staff, and students of the American Studies Department in celebrating this wonderful achievement. Their will be refreshments and a book signing immediately after the talk.
Congratulations to American studies professor Mairin Odle on the publication of her article in Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life. The article is titled “‘We Are All Savages’: Scalping and Survival in The Revenant.”
Congratulations to American Studies Professor Stacy Morgan for the upcoming release of his latest book, Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America. The book, published by the University of Texas Press and now available for pre-order, Frankie and Johnny “presents a new argument for the centrality of African American folklore as a