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BFFs, Girlfriends, and Besties

Amanda Herbert (Christopher Newport University)

As the British Empire expanded, the fabric of society depended upon women’s friendships. One letter from a “BFF” back home could save a colonist from abandoning ship.

16 mins

Digital Natives

Anand Rao (University of Mary Washington)

If you’re job hunting, should you scrub your online presence to make it look squeaky clean, or just hope that employers see your digital identity as a natural way of rounding out your resume?

12 mins

Mommy Memoirs

Mary Thompson (James Madison University)

Two kinds of books: mommy memoirs and mother-daughter memoirs, are tackling the tough topic of abortion in new ways.

12 mins

A Fairy Tale Database

Robert Godwin-Jones (Virginia Commonwealth University)

An online database of Grimm’s fairy tales reveals the evolution of these stories, which in their earlier versions were often violent and sexually suggestive.

12 mins

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