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Fulbright Lecture Series 2017


All lectures start at 10:15 am in room S005 (Schellingstraße 3 / VG).
The event is open to the public. There is no entrance fee; all are welcome!

Download the schedule as a PDF here.

April 26
Sascha Pöhlmann (LMU Munich)
Brief welcome / course requirements

May 3
Patrick Miller (Northeastern Illinois University / University of Helsinki)
“The Long Civil Rights Movement: From the March on Washington to Arab Spring”

May 10
Patricia Schroeder (Ursinus College / Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
“Blackface Minstrelsy: What It Was and Why It Still Matters”

May 17
Tina Gianquitto (Colorado School of Mines / Università di Napoli l’Orientale)
“‘Living Mingled’: How Darwin’s Botany Challenged Ideas of Race and Reproduction in Nineteenth-Century America”

May 24
Jennifer Harding (Washington and Jefferson College / Charles University Prague)
“Puns in American Literature and Culture”

May 31
Michael Kimmage (Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.)
“The Plots against America: America’s Literature of Political Pessimism”

June 7
Teresa Villa-Ignacio (Tulane University / Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
“Translating Community: Language Poetry, The Royaumont Translation Seminars, and Un Bureau sur L’Atlantique”

June 14
Manlio Della Marca (LMU Munich)
“The Futures of Reading: On Close, Distant, and Ethical Reading in American Studies”

June 21
Tess Taylor (Queens University, Belfast)
“Rift Zone: Poems”

July 5
Stephen Kantrowitz (University of Wisconsin-Madison / University of Southern Denmark)
“Citizenship and Civilization: A Ho-Chunk History”

July 19
Peter Mark (Wesleyan University)
“American Romantic: Nineteenth-Century Painters of the Mountains; The Hudson River School”

July 26
Caroline Levander (Rice University / University of Exeter)
“Rogues: The Men Who Threatened to Make America Great”