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Journal of Asian American Studies takes home CELJ Award
At the Modern Language Association's (MLA) annual conference earlier this month, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) announced the winners of their annual awards competition. We are thrilled to announce that the February 2021 issue of the Journal...
Panel from "To My 21-Year-Old Self" by By Thaomi Michelle Dinh and Bryan Dan Trinh
A Dry January Reading List
The practice of "Dry January", choosing to abstain from alcohol for the first month of the year, originated in the UK in 2013 and has become increasingly popular, particularly since the onset of Covid-19. During the last three years, many people have turned to...
Remembering Franklin Roosevelt's Wheelchair
By Sara Polak On his dedication of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington DC in 1997, President Bill Clinton said about FDR: “It was that faith in his own extraordinary potential that enabled him to guide his country from a wheelchair. And from that...
Does empire have an expiry date?
By Philip Tsang In December 2020, BBC released a radio documentary about Dorothy Bonarjee. Born into a Bengali Christian family in India in 1894, Bonarjee was sent to London for school at the age of ten. She later enrolled in the University College of Wales...
Eastward of Good Hope: Early America in a Dangerous World
By Dane Morrison In his first State of the Union address in December 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt expressed his concerns about the state of the world in words that readers would have found familiar 120 years earlier. Roosevelt drew attention particularly...
Following Elephant Trails
By Nigel Rothfels For six years, now, I have had this Charlie Hankin cartoon on my refrigerator, clipped from a New Yorker and sent to me by my sister. Writing a book about elephants, I guess, inevitably leads to receiving a stream of elephant-themed kitsch...
Connecting in the Online Classroom
By Rebecca A. Glazier By about my second semester of teaching online, I knew I had a problem. I was an engaged and enthusiastic teacher in the classroom. Still, I received no training in teaching online, and transitioning my lectures and discussions into an...
Apocalypse and the Golden Age
By Christopher Star Based on the ancient Greek for “uncovering” or “revelation,” today the word apocalypse conjures up images of global death and destruction that at once combine the Biblical world with the modern. The millennia-old notion of apocalypse offers...
"Here We Go Again": Censoring Public and School Libraries
By Wayne Wiegand In 1958, shortly after the Alabama Public Library Service Division acquired copies of a popular children’s book titled The Rabbits’ Wedding for statewide distribution through its bookmobiles, state lawmaker E. O. Eddins loudly objected. One of...
South Central Review asks: What is your favorite novel?
The latest issue of South Central Review is a special double issue titled "What is your favorite novel?" Contributor essays include examinations of Max Brooks' World War Z, Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah. We...
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