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Unlearning to Learn Again

Recently I’ve been going through some things that have me digging through the past. I`m trying to unlearn things that were taught to me throughout life, things that I have found I may not agree with any longer. 1,420 more words

I monumenti confederati, monumenti ai vincitori

Discutendo di un libro sulla guerra messicano-americana del 1846-1848 (Peter Guardino, The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War, Harvard University Press 2017), James Oakes apre il suo pezzo nella New York Review of Books con una affermazione che è di senso comune ma che è abbastanza sbagliata, e andrebbe detto e ripetuto che è abbastanza sbagliata. 340 more words

Sharing Some Unconventional Wisdom

Die Rice University hat ein Motto welches “unconventional wisdom” lautet und soviel wie “unkonventionelle Weisheit” bedeutet. Dieses Motto findet sich oft im offiziellen Logo (siehe oben) sowie allen möglichen anderen Kontexten wieder und soll die Einzigartigkeit der Lehre an der Rice University bekräftigen. 3,109 more words

USA

Outrageous Inaccuracies: The Grand Army of the Republic Protests The Birth of a Nation

My latest essay for the Journal of the Civil War Era‘s blog, Muster, was published earlier this week. I explore a few speeches from members of the Grand Army of the Republic in protest of the 1915 film… 38 more words

History

Black Star: Lime Kiln Club Field Day

As the nimble fingers of jazz pianist Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo glided across the ivory keys of the piano on the side of stage, my eyes were transfixed on the images being projected on the screen in front of me. 467 more words

Film

El Nacimiento de una nacion o el ambicioso proyecto de D.W.Grifith.

Para la realización de esta película, Grifith se propone la singular tarea de tratar nada más y nada menos que, como muy bien lo explica su título, ” El nacimiento de una nación”. 309 more words

Cinema

(Ch. 4) Understanding Adaptations

Since the launch of the narrative feature film, industry adaptations have ruled the motion picture landscape. In fact, the first film to get audiences to perch in seats in a theatrical setting for longer than 3 hours was adapted from… 1,327 more words