accents on english | fall 21-spring 22
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volume 25, issue 1
We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.
heritage and change
A note from the editors: On permanence
Larry Ellis and Kristen LaRue-Sandler
An interview with Kent Linthicum, ACLS fellowship winner
An interview with attorney Darlene Cortina
research and engagement
Humanities-led international hub comes to ASU
From the archive to the page: Devoney Looser is keeping up with the Porter sisters
The Secret Garden: A clandestine perspective
A tribute to Maureen Daly Goggin
A beloved medievalist retires
word lovers' corner
Everything old is new again: Crossword déjà vu
Adelheid Thieme (1953-2021)
heritage and change in the news
Leaving faith behind (Transformations)
Ron Broglio's journey to self acceptance
Debut films Aloners and Violet immerse us in the lives of women on the brink of change (Ms. Magazine)
Aviva Dove-Viebahn reviews two new feminist films from the Toronto International Film Festival
Ahmaud Arbery and the white man’s justice (Runner's World)
Mitchell Jackson articulates the painful facts of 'running while Black'
Abolitionist newspaper revived as fight over CRT in schools intensifies (Newsweek)
Neal Lester points to the unfortunate relevance of what should be a historical artifact
Bending the clock: New perspectives on nineteenth-century ageing (Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)
Devoney Looser contributes to a roundtable conversation about Victorian ideas of old age
'Harry Potter for adults’: Netflix lures Bridgerton fans with live events (The New York Times)
Katherine Morrissey comments on stereotypical fandoms
Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga star in Broadway's new Macbeth, a cathartic release for our times (Vogue)
Ayanna Thompson discusses nuances of performing race in Shakespeare
new books & media
Accents on English 2.0 is produced by the Department of English at Arizona State University.
Executive Editors: Larry Ellis, Kristen LaRue-Sandler | Web Editor: Kristen LaRue-Sandler
Copy Editors: Kira Assad, Sheila Luna
Newsletter Committee: Larry Ellis (Co-Chair), Kristen LaRue-Sandler (Co-Chair), Gabriel Acevedo Velázquez, Kira Assad, Mollie Connelly-MacNeill, Elizabeth Horan, Jenny Irish, Devoney Looser, Sheila Luna
about the masthead image
ASU photographer Charlie Leight snapped this skyward view from inside the new ISTB7, which houses the Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health, home of the UNESCO BRIDGES Sustainability Coalition Flagship Hub at ASU. Read more about the BRIDGES Coalition and the story of the gorgeous new building in this piece about environmental humanities at ASU.