Series - Fulbright Lectures

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source: GreshamCollege        2015年3月12日
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 Elizabeth's Ghost: The Afterlife of the Queen in the Stuart Era - Professor Carole Levin
How was the great Queen of England perceived by her Stuart descendants: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and...
During the reigns of the Stuart monarchs, the image of Elizabeth was used not only to comment on current affairs, but also as a powerful example of what women could accomplish. A range of sources will be examined to further understand the impact that Elizabeth had in the century after her death in terms of politics and religion - and the perceptions about powerful women.
Part of the 'American Perspectives' Fulbright Series
  North America's Largest Act of Slave Resistance? - Dr Nathan Millett 
The stunning history of a free, democratic community of black people in the age of American Slavery: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and...
This lecture will reveal and analyse the history of the so-called "Negro Fort;" North America's largest ever maroon community (a settlement of fugitive slaves and their descendants). The Negro Fort emerged at Prospect Bluff, Spanish Florida during the War of 1812 when a British Royal Marine named Edward Nicolls recruited hundreds of slaves from across the Southeast to join the British war effort. Nicolls was a radical anti-slavery advocate who carefully instilled his ideology in the minds of the former slaves before granting them the status of British subjects with full and equal rights to any white British man. At the end of the war, the British left the radicalized former slaves heavily armed and in charge of the fort at Prospect Bluff. During the next 18 months, the former slaves created a flourishing community that was driven by a strong sense of British identity. White Americans, the Spanish, and many Native Americans were deeply concerned by the existence of the maroon community and felt that it might act as a spur to slave resistance across the South. Accordingly, a large detachment of American soldiers and Indian warriors destroyed the fort in July 1816. However, the vast majority of the maroons were able to flee Prospect Bluff before the American assault and would become the key anti-American combatants in the First Seminole War. The lecture will suggest that the actions of the maroons both deserve to be understood as central to the history of North America and provide an invaluable opportunity to understand the lives of slaves during the Age of Revolution.
Part of the 'American Perspectives' Fulbright Series.
47:38 Cultural Misfits: Gender in Early Twentieth-century Literature - Professor Georgia Johnston 
Gender and literature in the early 20th century, from W.B. Yeats' 'Crazy Jane' to Gertrude Stein's 'Patriarchal Poetry', covering T. S. Eliot, Stevie Smith, H.D. and others along the way: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and...
Early 20th-century literature and social sciences contested with one another over gender formations. While social sciences created taxonomies of normalised and medicalised difference, modernist literature simultaneously validated the autonomous particular that defies categorization. Characters as gender misfits countered an imposed social science model, instead emphasising individuality. Close readings from the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen, W.D. Yeats and Stevie Smith document this literary struggle with the contemporaneous social sciences.
Part of the 'American Perspectives' Fulbright Series.
47:24 Fracking: The Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction - Professor Terence Centner
North America's production of domestic energy from its shale gas sources has been controversial. The release of contaminants into water and air are regulated, but more action seems needed against issues related to shale gas production. Is enough being done to address risks accompanying shale gas extraction activities for the protection of the public and the environment?
Part of the 'American Perspectives' Fulbright series

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