". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Online Instruction - Slotkin Lectures, the Western

How much more cool and convenient can it be?

On your computer you can listen to a lecture on a western film (while working out!), then watch the film, then re-listen to the lecture, while having Slotkin's book open too.

Sometimes living in the 21st century is wonderful.

It was nearly 90 already when I went out to do errands at 10:30 AM.  It is as I feared this summer: straight from 40's and 50's to high 80's and 90's.

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