Midwest Realism in the Contemporary Novel

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Perhaps we’re witnessing a shift back to the region’s realist origins. More likely, the Midwest is blooming into a wide proliferation of literary style.        …

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Notes From The Field: The Hayloft Gang and Early American Radio

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The “Kentuckians” at a road show, 1936; The Hayloft Gang By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From the Field series Editor If you’re hooked into some of the recent…

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Notes From The Field: “Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard” and the Don Wahle Collection

Monday, December 10, 2012

By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field series Editor The interesting part about any ethnographic study is putting the pieces together, stepping in and out of a…

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North Country: Clyde Joy and "Echoes From the Hills"

Friday, October 26, 2012

By Alyce Ornella, North Country series Editor Here’s Clyde Joy singing “Echoes from the Hills” as recorded by Al Hawkes at Event Records, Westbrook, Maine, 1957.  Joy, who…

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Press: Des Moines Register and Createquity

Monday, October 22, 2012

Iowa: Wave The Next Time You Fly Over; t-shirt design by Raygun We’re grateful to start off the week with news of coverage of Art of the Rural…

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Osawatomie And Midwestern Millenialism: The Broadsword of John Brown, Teddy, and Obama

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tragic Prelude; John Steuart Curry By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture series Editor The Midwest—half of its name ringing with the romantic potential of the frontier—has long…

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Osawatomie And Midwestern Millenialism: The Broadsword of John Brown, Teddy, and Obama

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tragic Prelude; John Steuart Curry By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture series Editor The Midwest—half of its name ringing with the romantic potential of the frontier—has long…

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Course on Midwest Culture: Big Ten

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ohio State preseason open practice, 2012; Ohio StateBuckeyes.com By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture series Editor I was at a party filled with English PhD students and…

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North Country: Betty and Lone Pine

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lone Pine Family; The Al Hawkes Collection By Alyce Ornella, North Country series Editor In the twin cities of Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, a young girl named Rita listens…

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What’s Up With Those Southern Beasts?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

By Dudley Cocke  Storytelling is a partnership between the person telling the story and the person receiving the story; each depends on the other. This exchange is not…

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