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This special guest review comes to us from Amelia Platt, a fifteen-year-old student from Litcham Comprehensive High School and a participant in the Brilliant Club, a charity that employs PhD students to tutor pupils from low-participation backgrounds.…
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Joe Bageant’s Deer Hunting with Jesus (2007) drew a global readership’s attention to underprivileged Appalachian communities. J.D. Vance replicates this with his memori Hillbilly Elegy. Published, like Nancy Isenberg’s White Trash, in 2016, Vance and…
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On the 30th anniversary of Raymond Carver's death, Jonathan Pountney analyses the enduring relevance of his writing for white working class voters today.
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Review: DISCO! An Interdisciplinary Conference by Jack Parlett

Review: DISCO! An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Sussex, 21-23 June 2018 The word ‘disco’ refers to several things, both the genre of music which the OED describes as ‘strongly rhythmical pop music mainly intended for dancing’ that was…
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Review: The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980 by Daisy Henwood

Papers were impressively varied in reach and scope, covering landscape photography, the New York art scene, the refugee crisis, and maps of Disneyland. Though focused on the post-war period in the U.S., discussions, it seemed, could not help being drawn…
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Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism presents a selection of work from one of the world’s leading scholars of US foreign relations. Together these essays offer an elegant and engagingly written survey of twentieth century US foreign policy and national…
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J.P. Clark combines his military experience and meticulous research in Preparing for War: The Emergence of the Modern U.S Army. The book is an insightful combination of military, political, and social history, and describes the evolution of Army officers’…
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Review: ‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives in Science-Fiction, Horror, and the Monstrous On-Screen by Adam Herron

With 2018 marking the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - often cited as the first science-fiction novel - the Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre’s seventh annual postgraduate conference at De Montfort University was…
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All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. In 'Nothing Ever Dies', Nguyen deals with the extensive ways of knowing and remembering wars in general, and delineates the identity crisis that arises from grappling…
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