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Chad Bryant’s book Prague: Belonging in the Modern City was released on March 28th by Harvard University Press. It has received much praise and positive reviews from critics. “Provides differing perspectives of past and present-day Prague. Each nuanced viewpoint (be it German, Czech, revolutionary, communist, or global) captures the imagination by tapping into the sense of belonging and its relationship to nationalism… Evocative and well-researched… Recommended for travellers interested in the history and politics of Prague.” Library Journal comments on Prague: Belonging in the Modern City. What does it mean to belong somewhere? For many of Prague’s inhabitants, belonging has been linked to the nation, embodied in the capital city. Grandiose medieval buildings and monuments to national heroes boast ofContinue Reading

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There have been moments over the last year when taking a trip to the supermarket has felt like walking onto a set for a dystopian movie! In March 2021 our world changed and during this time of turbulence sales soared for George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1985”. A surge of people watched the film Contagion, a film about the world’s response to a deadly virus, and there was global increased demand for dystopian stories. Why are people turning to dystopian stories during a time that feels dystopian? Dystopian fiction can prepare us for the future Although fiction is not real, it can help us to make sense of what is real, and about what may come in the future. Through fictionalContinue Reading