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Friday, August 12, 2011

Week 2 Recap and Open Thread

This week presenters from the Transnational and Religion and Identity panels kept our pre-conference blogging ball rolling, with a little meta-help:

--William Stark compared Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and Anne Hutchinson here.

--Eric Larson considered narratives of American decline at home and abroad here.

--And Jonathan Silverman thought about what we've done and are doing in this space here.

As always, responses to those posts are still very welcome in their respective comment sections. But once again this open thread is a place to keep thinking about transnational, religious, wartime, and many other releted narratives and mythologies and ideas of America. Or you can respond from your own interests and knowledge: what have the conversations so far made you think of? What else should we be considering? What narratives and mythologies and ideas of America are of especial interest to you?

Please keep the thoughts and comments coming, and look for more Religion and Identity as well as Pop Culture and Identity posts next week!

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