Jeff Melnick

Jeff Melnick is Professor of American Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston, where he specializes in teaching 20th century cultural history. He is the author of 9/11 Culture: America Under ConstructionA Right to Sing the Blues: African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song, and Immigration and American Popular Culture: An Introduction (with Rachel Rubin). Melnick is currently completing his work on a book called Creepy Crawling with the Manson Family.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Out of the Mystic

Jeff Melnick on Ryan H. Walsh’s “Astral Weeks,” a history of Van Morrison’s iconic album....


Who Was Sharon Tate?

Sanders's first contribution was to see Manson as an individual — not a symbol....

Who Was Sharon Tate?
PRESS ENTER TO SEARCH, OR ESC TO EXIT
Feed Your HeadSubscribe to LARB's FREE Newsletter
Newsletter

Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Apply HERE