Monthly Archive: June 2020

CFP: Disentangling the American Patchwork Heritage, JAm It! #4

We’re glad to share the call for papers for the 4th issue of the academic journal JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy). The issue will delve into new critical approaches to the complex and often-fraught multicultural paradigm, whose formulation...

Showgirls Comes of Age /pt.1

Download PDF version Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven’s much-maligned erotic film, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary later this year. This essay seeks to re-assess the film—which was almost universally derided upon its release in 1995—now that it is a quarter of a century...

The ethical and socio-political tension between individuals and society in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and Dave Eggers’ The Circle

Download PDF version This article examines two novels, Atlas Shrugged (1957) by Ayn Rand and The Circle (2013) by Dave Eggers, through the context of American capitalism as a thriving political and socio-economic vision that spans from the 1950s to...