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Sommersemester 2023

  • 20. Juni, 2023, Prof. Sandra Harbert Petrulionis (Penn State): "The Political Reform of Louise May Alcott"

Wintersemester 2022/23

  • 8. Februar 2023, Peter W. Walker und Melissa Morris (Wyoming/Leiden): "The Power of Suffering: Loyalism, the Church of England, and the American Revolution" and "Cultivating Colonies: Tobacco and the Origins of Empires, 1580-1740"

Wintessemester 2022/23

  • 22. November, 2022, PD Dr. Christina Meyer: "Star Journalists: Newspaperwomen in the late Nineteenth Century"

Sommersemester 2019

  • 15.05.2019, Prof. Andrew Urban (Rutgers University), “Modernism in the American Home: Envisioning Domesticity without Servants”
  • 18.06.2019, Dr. Solvejg Nitzke (TU Dresden) “An Unrepresentable Other? Modelling Climate through Story-Telling"
  • 01.07.2019, Dr. Pia Wiegmink (Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Mainz) "Travelling Beyond the Slave Narrative: The Transnational Autobiographies of Nancy Prince and Eliza Potter"

Sommersemester 2018

  • 04.05.2018
    Prof. Dr. Alexa von Mossner (University of Klagenfurt)
    "Affective Ecology and a Transmedial Poetics of Risk Narratives"

Wintersemester 2016/17

  • 13.12.2016
    Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (Universität Regensburg)
    "Interpreting the American Revolution: Frames, Narratives, and Trajectories"

Sommersemester 2016

  • 04.07.2016
    Prof. Dr. Christian Moraru (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
    "Language, Territory, Nation: American Literature in the 21st Century"

Wintersemester 2015/16

  • 07.12.2015
    Prof. Dr. Libby Robin (Australian National University, Canberra)
    "Beyond Seasons: Learning to Live Well with Variability and Uncertainty - Climate Change in/and Australia"

Sommersemester 2015

  • 04.05.2015
    Prof. Hannes Bergthaller, Taiwan
    "Immunity and/or Ecology? Roberto Esposito's Challenge to the Environmental Humanities"
  • 30.04.2015
    Prof. Dr. Gesa Machenthun, Universität Rostock
    "Science? Or Just Mythology? Contestations between Western and Indigenous Knowledge about America's Ancient Past"

Wintersemester 2014/15

  • 14.01.2015
    Dr. Julia Renel, Universität Regensburg
    "Le parler acadien de l'Isle Madame Cardre sociolinguistique et spécificités morphosytaxiques"
  • 13.01.2015
    Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat, Universität Regensburg
    "Die visuelle Erfindung der amerikanischen Präsidentschaft, 1789 - 1861"
  • 04.12.2014
    Prof. Dr. John Smith, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
    "What is Southern Studies?"

Wintersemester 2013/14

  • 29.01.2014
    Dr. Hannes Bergthaller, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan
    "No More Eternal than the Hills of the Poets: The Modern Semantics of Nature and the Shifting Grounds of Moral Authority on Rachel Carson's Silent Spring"

Sommersemester 2013

  • 11.07.2013
    Prof. Dr. Christa Buschendorf, Universität Frankfurt
    "Bourdieu's Concept of Symbolic Violence as a Tool of Literary Interpretation"
  • 05.06.2013
    Prof. Dr. Sabine Wilke, University of Washington, Seattle
    "Imagining the Environment and Environmental Degradation"
  • 17.06.2013
    Dr. Michael Kindellan, Stipendiat der A.-v.-Humboldt Stiftung, Universität Bayreuth
    "Ezra Pound and Modernist Poetry"
  • 17.04.-17.07.2013
    Ringvorlesung: Diasporen

Wintersemester 2012/13

  • 21.11.2012
    Prof. Dr. Phil McNaghten, Durham University
    "Living the Global Social Experiment: An Analysis of Public Discourse on Geoengineering"
  • 07.11.2012 - 30.01.2013
    Ringvorlesung: World at Risk

Sommersemester 2012

  • 21.06.2012
    Prof. Dr. Bertrand Westphal, University of Limoges
    "Literature and Geography"
  • 16.05.2012
    Student Town Hall Meeting mit U.S. Generalkonsul Conrad R. Tribble
    Kommentar Medienmitteilung

'Wintersemester 2011/12

  • 18.01.2012
    Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann, TU Darmstadt
    "Born from Shame"
  • 14.12.2011
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hochbruck, Universität Freiburg
    "Edgar Allan Poe"
  • 02.12.2011
    Prof. Dr. Hal Crimmel, Weber State University, Utah
    "Ecocriticism and Place-based Learning"
  • 23.11.2011
    Prof. Dr. Glenn Shuck, William College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
    "The Sacred Origins of the Modern U.S.A."

Sommersemester 2011

  • 20.07.2011
    Prof. Dr. Gesa Mackenthun, Universität Rostock
    "Heterotopien des Kulturkontakts und die Politics of Theory"
  • 06.07.2011
    Prof. Dr. Miriam Strube, Universität Paderborn
    "Make it new? Interrelations between Pragmatis Philosophy and Modernist Culture"
  • 05.07.2011
    Prof. Dr. Lisa Gill, University of Maryland, College Park
    A Construction of the Hip-Hop Aesthetic/Genre: Origins, Development, and Connections
  • 01.06.2011
    Prof. Dr. Rebecca Potter, University of Dayton, Texas
    The Property of Fiction: Willa Cather's My Antonia and O Pioneers!

Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Univ.Prof.Dr. Sylvia Mayer

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