Archive for the 'Photography' Category

“Jus’ and ol’ Graveyard Ghost”: Past and Present in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and Bruce Springsteen’s, “The Ghost of Tom Joad.”

*This was originally published in my MA in American Literature and Film Research Journal (March 2010)* “You can get killed just for living/ In your American skin” – Bruce Springsteen “American Skin (41 Shots)” This post examines the continuing relevance of John Steinbeck’s social and cultural vision in The Grapes of Wrath. It shall be […]

A Review of “All You Jim Crow Fascists! Woody Guthrie’s Freedom Songs,”A Research Seminar Performance by Dr. Will Kaufman. 30 November 2009.

Dr. Will Kaufman opened his Seminar with the well-known Woody Guthrie song, “This Land is My Land.” In my opinion, this set the scene for an inspirational story of Guthrie’s transformation from a narrow-minded racist into an enlightened civil rights supporter and activist. Firstly, it is important to acknowledge the way in which Kaufman presented […]


This is the trailer of a 46-minute documentary video by Alma López featuring a roundtable conversation with Chicana artists Ester Hernández and Yolanda M. López. <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> All three discuss their controversial depictions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This documentary is a visual chapter in an edited collection titled Our Lady […]

Transitions and Continuities in Contemporary Chicana/o Culture

On 24-25 of June, University College Cork will hold the first major International Chicana/o conference in Ireland. A host of academics from across Europe and the Americas are due to present papers on a diverse range of topics under the rubric of “Transitions and Continuities in Contemporary Chicana/o Culture”. The notion of transition seems particularly […]

“Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection”: A Review

The exhibition of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera pieces from the Gelman Collection are currently being exhibited in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, New Galleries in Dublin, Ireland from the 6th April-26th June 2011. The exhibition includes paintings, lithographs, sketches, drawings and collages. As well as this, the exhibition includes photographs of the artists, […]