Check out my new co-edited volume on cafe culture in Paris, Italy, and Vienna.  Click here.

Scott Haine and I co-authored a piece about cafes titled "Work Should Be More like a Cafe" on the Wonders and Marvels blog.  Check it out here.

Water Leader

See my article on the 1910 Paris flood in the latest issue of The Water Leader published by the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Police.

New York Times Paperback Row

Paris Under Water is listed in the May 15, 2011 New York Times Paperback Row section.

The Great Flood of 2011

Here is my guest column in the Memphis Daily News about the recent flooding on the Mississippi River.

Jackson Wins Day Award

The Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity is presented to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated that research and/or creative activity is an integral part of his or her vocation and who has published or performed outstanding works over the previous three years that have gained scholarly recognition or critical acclaim.

The whole story here.

Commercial Appeal article here.

Mention in Rochester Review here.

H-France Review

Paris Under Water received a very nice review on H-France, the very important listserv for scholars of French history, culture, literature, etc. Read a pdf of Julian Wright's review here.

Envisioning Disaster in the 1910 Paris Flood

My article on the photographs of the 1910 Paris flood has been published in the March 2011 issue of Journal of Urban History.

Abstract: This article uncovers the visual narratives embedded within the photography of the 1910 Paris flood. Images offered Parisians multiple ways to understand and construe the significance of the flood and provided interpretive frameworks to decide the meaning of this event. Investigating three interlocking narratives of ruin, beauty, and fraternit√©, the article shows how photographs of Paris under water allowed residents to make sense of the destruction but also to imagine the city’s reconstruction. The article concludes with a discussion of the role of visual culture in recovering from urban disasters.

Video of the Seine in Flood, December 2010

Here is some video from TF1 of the Seine's current high water.

The Seine Is Rising Again

The Seine is currently (late December 2010) several feet above its normal level thanks to the unusual amount of snowfall that France, and all of Europe, has received this winter. As we approach the 101st anniversary of the great flood of 1910, some in Paris are wondering whether an enormous flood could overwhelm the city once again.

Here is an article from the English-language desk of France 24 which quotes me on the history of the 1910 flood and the possibilities for another event like it today.

Here are some photos of the current high water from Liberation.

Rain Taxi Interview

Here is my interview with Rain Taxi Review of Books.

History Today Review

Andrew Hussey, author of Paris: The Secret History, gives a nice review of Paris Under Water in History Today here.

Good Reads

Some nice reviews on Good Reads here.

Vanderbilt Magazine

A nice mention in Vanderbilt Magazine here.

New Books in History

Here is my interview with Marshall Poe, host of the New Books in History podcast. Thanks to Marshall for a great conversation and for a wonderful website that highlights new research.

Jackson on WUMR's "Counterpoint"

Here is my interview on "Counterpoint," a program hosted by my friend at the University of Memphis, Jonathan Judaken and broadcast on WUMR. I talk about Paris Under Water as well as my first book, Making Jazz French.

Asbury Park Press

The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey has a nice review of Paris Under Water here.

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Paris Under Water
in a beautiful window display at Galignani in Paris. Galignani is the oldest English bookstore on the European continent, and a wonderful place to shop. I always try to stop by when I'm in town.

The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast picked up the TLS review of Paris Under Water here.

Review in Times Literary Supplement

The TLS review of Paris Under Water here.

Review in New York Journal of Books

A nice review in the New York Journal of Books here.

On the Nashville Floods

I published an op-ed piece in the Nashville Tennessean about the recent flooding there and how it compares with Paris.

A Nice Mention from Kepler's

Kepler's, an independent bookstore in Menlo Park, CA, has a nice staff review of Paris Under Water here.

April in Paris

Paris Under Water is part of Amazon.com's "April in Paris" promotion.

BBC Program on Paris Flood

BBC4's "Costing the Earth" will air next week featuring an interview with me about "Paris Under Water" and my research on the flood. More here.

Commercial Appeal

A very nice article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Paris Under Water.