Summer Semester 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"
Summer Semester 2018
- May 04, 2018
Prof. Dr. Alexa von Mossner (University of Klagenfurt)
"Affective Ecology and a Transmedial Poetics of Risk Narratives"
Winter Semester 2016/17
- December 13, 2016
Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (University of Regensburg)
"Interpreting the American Revolution: Frames, Narratives, and Trajectories"
Summer Semester 2016
- July 04, 2016
Prof. Dr. Christian Moraru (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
"Language, Territory, Nation: American Literature in the 21st Century"
Winter Semester 2015/16
- December 07, 2015
Prof. Dr. Libby Robin (Australian National University, Canberra)
"Beyond Seasons: Learning to Live Well with Variability and Uncertainty - Climate Change in/and Australia"
Summer Semester 2015
- May 04, 2015
Prof. Hannes Bergthaller, Taiwan
"Immunity and/or Ecology? Roberto Esposito's Challenge to the Environmental Humanities"
- April 30, 2015
Prof. Dr. Gesa Machenthun, Universität Rostock
"Science? Or Just Mythology? Contestations between Western and Indigenous Knowledge about America's Ancient Past"
Winter Semester 2014/15
- January 14, 2015
Dr. Julia Renel, University of Regensburg
"Le parler acadien de l'Isle Madame Cardre sociolinguistique et spécificités morphosytaxiques"
- January 13, 2015
Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat, University of Regensburg
"Die visuelle Erfindung der amerikanischen Präsidentschaft, 1789 - 1861"
- December 04, 2014
Prof. Dr. John Smith, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
"What is Southern Studies?"
Winter Semester 2013/14
- January 29, 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"
Summer Semester 2013
- July 11, 2013
Prof. Dr. Christa Buschendorf, University of Frankfurt
"Bourdieu's Concept of Symbolic Violence as a Tool of Literary Interpretation"
- June 05, 2013
Prof. Dr. Sabine Wilke, University of Washington, Seattle
"Imagining the Environment and Environmental Degradation"
- June 17, 2013
Dr. Michael Kindellan, Stipendiat der A.-v.-Humboldt Stiftung, Universität Bayreuth
"Ezra Pound and Modernist Poetry"
- April 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013
Lecture Series: Diasporas
Winter Semester 2012/13
- November 21, 2012
Prof. Dr. Phil McNaghten, Durham University
"Living the Global Social Experiment: An Analysis of Public Discourse on Geoengineering"
- November 07, 2012 - January 30, 2013
Lecture Series: World at Risk
Summer Semester 2012
- June 21, 2012
Prof. Dr. Bertrand Westphal, University of Limoges
"Literature and Geography"
- May 16, 2012
Student Town Hall Meeting mit U.S. Generalkonsul Conrad R. Tribble
Winter Semester 2011/12
- January 18, 2012
Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann, TU Darmstadt
"Born from Shame"
- December 14, 2011
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hochbruck, University of Freiburg
"Edgar Allan Poe"
- December 02, 2011
Prof. Dr. Hal Crimmel, Weber State University, Utah
"Ecocriticism and Place-based Learning"
- November 23, 2011
Prof. Dr. Glenn Shuck, William College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
"The Sacred Origins of the Modern U.S.A."
Summer Semester 2011
- July 20, 2011
Prof. Dr. Gesa Mackenthun, University of Rostock
"Heterotopien des Kulturkontakts und die Politics of Theory"
- July 06, 2011
Prof. Dr. Miriam Strube, University of Paderborn
"Make it new? Interrelations between Pragmatis Philosophy and Modernist Culture"
- July 05, 2011
Prof. Dr. Lisa Gill, University of Maryland, College Park
A Construction of the Hip-Hop Aesthetic/Genre: Origins, Development, and Connections
- June 01, 2011
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Potter, University of Dayton, Texas
The Property of Fiction: Willa Cather's My Antonia and O Pioneers!