Rick Bailey is a retired English instructor who taught writing for thirty-eight years at Henry Ford Community College in Michigan. He is the author of American English, Italian Chocolate: Small Subjects of Great Importance (Nebraska, 2017) and the newest, The Enjoy Agenda: At Home and … Continue reading From the Desk of Rick Bailey: This American Smile
The following contribution comes from Robert Woods Sayre, author of Modernity and Its Other: The Encounter with North American Indians in the Eighteenth Century (December 2017). Sayre is a professor emeritus of English and American literature and civilization at the University of … Continue reading From the Desk of Robert Woods Sayre: Indigenous Peoples and the Ecological Crisis
Early Modern Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary series that examines a wide range of aesthetic works and moments in their original cultural milieu. The series is interested in questions about a rapidly changing world where politics, religion, national identity, and gender … Continue reading A Closer Look at the Early Modern Cultural Studies Series
The following is a post from Bruce F. Pauley, professor emeritus of history at the University of Central Florida and author of Pioneering History on Two Continents: An Autobiography (Potomac Books, 2014). Why I Wrote Pioneering History on Two Continents When I began to … Continue reading From the Desk of Bruce F. Pauley: Why I Wrote Pioneering History on Two Continents
The following is a post from Brian Fogarty, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Saint Catherine University and author of Fascism: Why Not Here? (Potomac Books, 2009). You can follow his blog Politics, Culture, and Everything at befogarty.wordpress.com. A Specter is Haunting Europe: Do we know fascism when we see it? Reflecting recently on the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair lamented the breakdown of center-left/center-right governments throughout Europe. Extremists from both right and left have, he said, “demonized” centrists as “out-of-touch elites” while “making the word ‘expert’ virtually a term of abuse.” At the same time, immigrants have been portrayed … Continue reading From the Desk of Brian Fogarty: Do We Know Fascism When We See It?
The following contribution is from Allyson Poska and Abby Zanger, editors of the Women and Gender in the Early Modern World series. We are very excited about our new partnership with the University of Nebraska Press and the opportunity it provides to … Continue reading New Series: Women and Gender in the Early Modern World
R. Amy Elman is the Weber Professor in Social Science at Kalamazoo College, Michigan. She is the author of Sexual Equality in an Integrated Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and Sexual Subordination and State Intervention: Comparing Sweden and the United States (Berghahn … Continue reading From the desk of R. Amy Elman