Category Archives: Object Lessons

Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of the Pound Key

By | September 19, 2019

Guest post by Elizabeth Losh The things I study have a tendency to disappear. Tweets are deleted, YouTube videos are removed, stories on Instagram vanish, and entire social media companies go out of business. Often I spend hours frantically capturing screenshots before content is purged. Hashtags might come to life as an arrangement of pixels… Read More »

I have good news and bad news

By | March 6, 2019

Guest post by Andrew Bomback We had friends over for brunch. Because they’re doctors, inevitably the conversation turned to medicine. I don’t remember how we got on the subject of nurses, but somehow we did, and we were all trying to out-do each other’s bad nursing stories. My wife, Xenia, won: “I had finally convinced… Read More »

Décor Nation

By | October 3, 2018

Guest post by Kati Stevens Holidays in the U.S. announce themselves through, among other things, domestic and commercial décor – Christmas being the most heavy-handed, with Halloween not far behind, and Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and the color-theme twins of Memorial Day and the 4th of July all putting in noble efforts. Traditionally,… Read More »

“Somewhere in the United States the hamburger was born”

By | July 4, 2018

As the barbecues and grills heat up all over the country for Fourth of July, discover the origin(s) of the all-American meal with this excerpt from Carol J. Adams’ Burger from our Object Lessons series. The history of the hamburger features a man, the Inventor, “American” of course. There he was toiling on his own, when… Read More »

March & April: New Releases

By | April 18, 2018

It’s time for a March and April roundup! Highlighted below are the newest publications from Bloomsbury Literary Studies. In Otherwise, Revolution!: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead, Rebecca Tillett provides a groundbreaking reading of Almanac for the 21st century, comparing Silko’s activist armies with recent international popular social justice activism such as the Arab Spring, the international Occupy… Read More »

Object Lessons Cover Reveal: Pixel, High Heel, Train, Fog

By | March 21, 2018

In the weeks following another successful batch of Object Lessons (if you haven’t already, check out our March OLs: Luggage, Rust, Souvenir, and Burger), we’re excited to look forward to the books coming down the pipeline. Especially exciting is that first real step toward a finished book, the front cover! We’ve collected below the four… Read More »