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American Studies, Ardis Cameron, Peyton Place
Cornell University Press will publish the latest book by Ardis Cameron, professor of American and New England Studies at USM. Look for "Unbuttoning America: A Biography of Peyton Place" this spring!
Longfellow House; American Studies
The author of Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America joins us to imagine what body care and hygiene may have been like in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 10/18/2014
Hand-drawn map; American Studies
The public opening of The Art of the Hand-Drawn Map at Osher Map Library, 10/16/14
USM University of Southern Maine American and New England Studies Robin Whitham Acker
Robin Whitham Acker of the Portland area, a graduate student in USM’s American and New England Studies (ANES) program, has identified a photographic portrait of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, hanging in the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick, as a valuable artifact created by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879).
Students from Donna Cassidy's course on Visual Culture in Twentieth Century America presented at Thinking Matters on Friday, April 25th.
Peyton Place Cover; American Studies
Professor Ardis Cameron's letter "'Peyton Place' Revisited" in New York Times Book Review
American Studies
Kent Ryden presented at American Folklore Society Conference in October.
American Studies Joe Conforti
Distinguished Professor of American and New England Studies Joe Conforti gives his first talk in Maine about his recently published memoir, Another City Upon a Hill at the Maine Historical Society on October 17, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Working of Nature and Culture in Northeast at Maine American Studies
ANES Program Director Kent Ryden gives talk on The Working of Nature and Culture in Northeast at Maine Audubon Society
American Studies
Anatole Brown shared the online exhibit he created as a final project for the Museums and Public Culture class.

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