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A Sandman Syllabus
"Stories are like spiritual currency.” - The Sandman: Book of Dreams The new Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman is getting a lot of positive attention from critics and fans alike. The original comic began in January 1989 and ran for 75 issues...
The Sandman
Military Recruiting
by Paula Backscheider, author of Women in Wartime: Theatrical Representations in the Long Eighteenth Century A student wrote of my book, “What I found most interesting were … resonant examples of wartime women and the similarities that continue to be...
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Who Makes Meaning? What Does My New Book Do?
by Paula Backscheider, author of Women in Wartime: Theatrical Representations in the Long Eighteenth Century Last night UPS delivered a book including an essay of mine. The contributor’s list gave my title as Wartime Women: Intimate Conscripts on the British...
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(Re)considering the “Alternatives”
Late in the last century, a long-form essay by Arnold Relman, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, appeared in The New Republic (December 13, 1998). Titled “A Trip to Stonesville: Andrew Weil, the Boom in Alternative Medicine, and the...
G. Scott Waterman, Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology
Jill Bradbury on experiencing Shakespeare as a Deaf audience member
In the latest issue of Shakespeare Bulletin, Dr. Jill Marie Bradbury relays her experience as a Deaf spectator at several recent Shakespeare productions. How do the choices made by both the production team and the front of house of the theatres themselves...
Audience members view a stage production
Reproductive Rights and Healthcare : A Reading List
Last month’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization walked back longstanding legal precedents that affirm the constitutional right to an abortion. Abortion is now illegal in thirteen states that had what are known as...
The front facade of the US Supreme Court building, carved in stone are the words "Equal Justice Under Law"
Sustaining an Empire
I followed an unconventional path to Venezuelan history while a graduate student at the College of William and Mary, where I benefitted from a small PhD program linked to a rigorous community promoting scholarly innovation at the Omohundro Institute of Early...
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