Category Archives: American studies

March Events at the Legation

Below are the events happening this month at the Legation.  If you are in the area, we hope to see you there. Monday, March 9, 7 p.m. Movie Night “The Furies,” starring Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston. Thursday, March 12, 4 … Continue reading

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“Burroughs: The Tangier Letters” Brought to Life

Here are two photos from the November 3 performance of “Burroughs: The Tangier Letters” at the Espace Beckett. Performers Anne-James Chaton and Carolyn McDaniel gave readings in French and English of correspondence between William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. The letters ranged from … Continue reading

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Calling from Rota: What’s a Legation?

Rota, on the Spanish coast near Cadiz, has long hosted US Navy personnel, who we hope will visit Tangier, just across the Strait of Gibraltar.
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Morocco & American Studies

At the place where Moroccan-American relations began, the Tangier American Legation, scholars from Morocco, the US, and Europe ponder creating an association on American Studies in Morocco.
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Paul Bowles and His Synthesizer

The Tangier Renaissance man – composer, novelist, ethnomusicologist – received a synthesizer from his friends in 1992, and, in his eighties, proceeded to compose music. Now the machine is on display.
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Claude McKay’s Love Songs to Morocco

Why are African American poet Claude McKay’s years in Morocco often overlooked? Jacqueline Bishop revisits this giant of the Harlem Renaissance, who lived in Tangier from 1928 to 1934.
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January in Black & White

4 films, drama & documentary, slaves, freedom fighters, prisoners and presidents. All on the theme of Black and White, in South Africa, the U.S., and… Morocco.
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J. Rives Childs in Wartime Tangier

Like Oskar Schindler, Tangier American diplomat J. Rives Childs was an unlikely savior of Jews during the Holocaust.
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Play It Again, In Casablanca

All-time greatest film Casablanca was propaganda for a pro-Free French stance, while US policy continued to favor Vichy.
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Patton Interpretation: Crash Course

General George S. Patton – larger than life, and forever etched in our memory by George C. Scott’s role in front of a monumental American flag – was the focus of the audience at Casablanca’s Villa des Arts, thanks to the people of Dar America.
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