Registration is now open for my Summer 2013 course on The Dystopian Tradition with Mythgard Institute and my Fall 2013 course ("American Exceptionalism and the Frontier") at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
American Exceptionalism and the Frontier
By exploring key romantic images of the ideal American across time -- such as Explorer, Pioneer, Highwayman/Cowboy, Policeman (of home and/or of the world), Spy, and Astronaut -- in political rhetoric, fiction, film, and music, this course will consider if the frontier really is a key ingredient to American identity and, if so, what it means, who it includes and excludes, how it is a limited and problematic image, and what “the frontier” might be in the twenty-first century.
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If you're a fan of Cabin Pressure, don't miss this video:
I'll leave you with Virginia's commentary about today: