Week 5 on the blog saw one extended post and two new ones:
--Melody Graulich added two powerful images to her Religion and Identity post on cross-cultural spiritualities on the American frontier here.
--Steve Wilson blogged about Jack Kerouac, the literary marketplace, and questions of work, genre, and value here.
--And Rachel Boccio blogged about issues of life writing/memoir, race and slavery, imperialism, and identity here.
We're already into Week 6, where we will be hearing from folks on the West and Visual Culture & Identity panels. But please feel free as always to continue commenting on these earlier posts, or to raise parallel or additional ideas and thoughts in this Open Thread. See you soon!