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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”

 

 

 

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April 20
Joseph Lewandowski (Masaryk University, Brno / University of Central Missouri)
“Reflections on Damaged Urban Life and Boxing Gyms in the U.S.”

April 27
Lane Crothers (University of Helsinki / Illinois State University)
“Why America? The Rise of American Popular Culture in a Global Age”

May 4
Melody Barnett Deusner (University of Birmingham / Indiana University Bloomington)
“Thoughts on Practicing a Network-Oriented Art History”

May 11
Derrais Carter (Charles University, Prague / Portland State University)
“Obscene Utterances: Black Girlhood & the Scandal of the Archive “

May 18
John Dolis (University of Southern Denmark, Odense / Pennsylvania State University)
“De-centering Thoreau’s Walden: The Phenomenology of Fire”

June 8
Michael Johnson Jr. (Washington State University):
“Citizenship, Belonging and Xenophobia in 2016: Politicizing and Policing Borders”

June 15
Éric Athenot (Université Paris-Est Créteil)
“‘Resist Much, Obey Little’: Power and Authority in the Poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson”

June 22
Amy Mohr (LMU Munich)
“Revision and Race: Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman”

June 29
Page Laws (Norfolk State University)
“The Warmth of Other Memories: Reclaiming the Traumas and Triumphs of
African America’s Great Migration”

July 6
Cristina Bacchilega (University of Naples-L’Orientale / University of Hawai‘i-Manoa)
“Legendary Hawai’i: Translated Traditions and the Politics of Place”

July 13
Sascha Pöhlmann (LMU Munich)
“What is Unpopular Culture?”

 

 

 

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May 21
Daniel Saalfeld (George Washington University)
“The Poet’s Role in American Society from Whitman to the Present”

May 27
Jeffrey Severs (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Dei Gratia: The Economics of Infinite Jest

June 2 (6 pm sharp, Amerika-Haus, Karolinenplatz 3)
Rivka Galchen & Joseph O’Neill
Authors’ reading & discussion

June 9
Jennifer Greenhill (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“American Art History: A Snapshot of Current Trends in the Field”

June 10
Hal Crimmel (Weber State University, Ogden, UT)
“Bottling Wine, Soda, and Beer: Drinks and American Culture“

June 17 (room 106, 6:15 pm)
James T. Campbell (Stanford University)
“White Racism in Mississippi in the 1950 and 60s”

June 24
Barrett Watten (Wayne State University, Detroit)
“Occupy Poetics: A Work in Progress“

July 2 (room S002, Schellingstraße 3)
Only a God Can Save Us: Martin Heidegger and Nazism
Film screening and discussion with director Jeffrey van Davis

July 8
Timo Müller (University of Augsburg)
“Rappin’ and Readin’: Hip Hop and/as Performance Poetry”