Tag: american literature

Literature, History, and the Vietnam War

Writing a preview of the Cheltenham Literature Festival, I suggested all History students should read literature.  I was reminded of this today when I read the (belated – he died in June) obituary of Michael  Herr in The […]

  American 13 September 2016  

History at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2016

On the face of it this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival does not offer a great deal of interest to the student of history.  Yes, there are sessions on Rethinking the Somme, the Great War, Cheltenham in the Great […]

  American 7 September 2016  

Reflections of Black History Month: Bonnie Greer & Gary Younge at FCH

October has been a busy month this year in Cheltenham. In addition to the renowned Cheltenham Literature Festival at the beginning of the month, there have been a number of events for Black History Month in Cheltenham including […]

  American 30 October 2015  

VIDEO: Professor Neil Wynn on American Literature

Further to Neil’s posts last week, in this video Dr Christian O’Connell talks to him about American literature, the GCSE syllabus, and why students should read as widely as possible.

  American 3 June 2014  

Maya Angelou and African American Literature

  Having just written about the value of American literature, I heard the sad news today of the death of Maya Angelou, one of the writers I listed as a “must read” for potential and existing students of […]

  American 28 May 2014  

Don’t Axe American Literature – or Any Literature!

Like many “cultural warriors” (thank you Mr. Gove for that great title!) and an American historian to boot, I was saddened to read the stories – since denied – that the Secretary of Education, Michael Gove, had axed […]

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