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Chasing Indiana’s Game

Chasing Indiana’s Game

After one cup of coffee it was pretty much a done deal. Crowded around a small table in the corner of the restaurant, a laptop map displaying Indiana, we made the decision to photograph a “few old Hoosier basketball gyms.” It was that simple…. READ MORE

Journal of Modern Literature Call for Papers

Journal of Modern Literature Call for Papers

1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature

Drawing upon anthropological, psychological, and philosophical knowledge as well as personal experiences, the high modernists wrote their now-famous classics,… READ MORE

Win a Copy of ‘The State of Bourbon’

Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month and enter to win a copy of ‘The State of Bourbon’. Bluegrass natives Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess make planning a breeze by showcasing the region’s finest distilleries as well as the local restaurants, hotels, parks, and adventures that every bourbon lover needs to experience,

Reflecting on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with Transition Magazine

Today marks the 54th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and prohibited unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.
In honor of this historic event and current trends, we invite you to explore Transition Magazine’s 1972 conversation with James Baldwin, and a discussion of more than five decades of black action in St. Louis, from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter.

Exploring Documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement with Black Camera and the BFC/A

Today marks the 54th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and prohibited unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations. In honor of this historic event, we invite you to explore Indiana University’s Black Film Center and Archive, home of Black Camera, the international film journal.

A Wizard of Silks and Tulle: ‘Phantom Thread’ and Charles Worth

In celebration of the Oscar-nominated film, Phantom Thread, revisit Abigail Joseph’s article, “’A Wizard of Silks and Tulle’: Charles Worth and the Queer Origins of Couture,” from the Victorian Studies’ archives, available on JSTOR & Project MUSE. Below, Abigail elaborates on the similarities between 19th century Parisian fashion designer, Charles Worth, and the fictional Reynolds Woodcock.

The Useless Energy of Haunted Things: A Closer Look at VIC 59.2

Take a closer look at the scholarship behind IU Press Journals! Aviva Briefel’s article, “Freaks of Furniture”: The Useless Energy of Haunted Things,” from Victorian Studies newest issue, is now available on JSTOR & Project MUSE. Below, Aviva elaborates on the historical “epidemic” of spirits communicating through domestic objects.

Reflections on Music Education Across Two Hundred Years: A Closer Look at PME 24.2

Much is being written and discussed on the subject of music’s form and identity in higher education; few scholars know that these same (or very similar) conversations were taking place up to two hundred years ago. It is my firm belief that studying the past offers the opportunity for new light on modern ideas, perhaps illuminating fundamental assumptions that would otherwise go unchallenged.

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