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About Anna Hartnell

Anna Hartnell is senior lecturer in contemporary literature at Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of Rewriting Exodus: American Futures from Du Bois to Obama (2011) and After Katrina: Race, Neoliberalism, and the End of the American Century (2017).

Articles by Anna Hartnell

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The very different depictions of Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina

Where Hurricane Katrina took place in New Orleans – exoticised, deprived – Texas stands at the centre of national narratives of rugged individualism and self-reliance, and coverage of Hurricane Harvey has overlooked race and class.

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